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Does taking birth control pills increase my risk for stroke much?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Depends on history
Development of some side effects depends in part on history of hypertension, tobacco use, illness, age, etc.
Serious side effects of some common ocs can be searched for here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601050.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py).

In brief: Depends on history
Development of some side effects depends in part on history of hypertension, tobacco use, illness, age, etc.
Serious side effects of some common ocs can be searched for here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601050.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py).
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Yes
Read package insert or talk to your gynecologist or pharmacist.
Smoking increases risk further.

In brief: Yes
Read package insert or talk to your gynecologist or pharmacist.
Smoking increases risk further.
Dr. Michael Korona
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