Birth Control Pills / Oral Contraceptive Pills are not recommended for women who have had blood clots or heart or kidney or liver problems and it increases the risk for certain cancers.
The pill is not recommended for women who have had blood clots, high blood pressure, certain types of cancers, heart attack, stroke, liver disease, gallbladder disease, undiagnosed uterine bleeding, cardiac problems, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, chronic renal disease, smokers, prior to elective surgery, suspected pregnancy, obese women, certain types of migraine headaches, or uncontrolled diabetes.
If you are on pills and face the following symptoms you will have to consult the doctor immediately.
- Missed period
- Severe abdominal pains
- Shortness of breath or chest pain
- Severe headaches
- Strained vision and other eye problems
- Severe pain or numbness in the leg or arm
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