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Can starting birth control pills again after a year hiatus cause blood clots?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Small risk

Birth control pills carry a small increased risk of forming a blood clot.
This risk is markedly increased in women over 35 who smoke, and these women should not take the pill. Discuss your personal medical history with your doctor to see if the pill is the right birth control option for you.

In brief: Small risk

Birth control pills carry a small increased risk of forming a blood clot.
This risk is markedly increased in women over 35 who smoke, and these women should not take the pill. Discuss your personal medical history with your doctor to see if the pill is the right birth control option for you.
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