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West New York, NJ
A 20-year-old female asked:

Does yaz birth control cause blood clots and death? my doctor prescribed me that birth control because i get really heavy irregular painful periods but i've heard its dangerous and that many women have died and now i'm scared

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Safe for most: Any drug has potential side effects that cluster within certain risk groups. I would assume your doctor did a review of your personal & family history, exam and testing before prescribing any medication. These procedures exist to reduce your risk. If the doc found you in the group of normal women at low risk that med would be used. If you have concerns you should discuss them with the doc.

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