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A 33-year-old female asked:

Does yaz cause pulmonary embolisms? is it dangerous? it works the best for my body, because with triphasil = i get bad water retention, yasmin = acne breakouts. i use oral contraceptives for my period pain management & regulation since 15,i'm 33 now.

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
BCP ?'s: "Yaz" is a low dose oral contraceptive, and at age 33, the amounts of hormones in Yaz are lower than you would produce from your ovaries (if not on bcp's). There is always a risk of blood clots from any form of estrogen/progesterone, but statistically there is more risk if having ovarian production of estrogen after age 30. Ask your gyn doctor about another form of bcp's to avoid acne.

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