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Does using the birth control patch increase my risk for stroke?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not really clear

The fda put it back on the market.
Earlier it was thought toouvh estrogen was absorbed by the patch but recent studies have not proven risks.

In brief: Not really clear

The fda put it back on the market.
Earlier it was thought toouvh estrogen was absorbed by the patch but recent studies have not proven risks.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Slightly except....

A statistically small but definite percentage of women will have strokes when using any hormonal contraceptive (pill, patch, iud).
But if you have additional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, clotting disorders, diabetes, hypertension and especially smoking, your risk is greatly increased, especially after age 35. So patch vs pill doesn't matter.

In brief: Slightly except....

A statistically small but definite percentage of women will have strokes when using any hormonal contraceptive (pill, patch, iud).
But if you have additional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, clotting disorders, diabetes, hypertension and especially smoking, your risk is greatly increased, especially after age 35. So patch vs pill doesn't matter.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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