Before prescribing oral contraceptives gynecologist must make sure that the pills safe for your health. main contraindications to contraceptive pills are :
- any bleeding disorders (varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, etc.);
- high blood pressure or a history of heart disease, stroke, or multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease;
- active hepatitis or other liver disease, and a history of cholestatic jaundice;
- gallbladder disease;
- predisposition to cancer or the presence of existing cancers, such as breast cancer;
- unexplained uterine bleeding;
- frequent migraines, especially if they are accompanied by dizziness and loss of consciousness (by the way, the occurrence of severe headaches after the start of oral contraceptives is an indication to stop taking the pills!);
- diabetes complications or diabetes for more than 20 years.If you have had diabetes during pregnancy ("gestational diabetes" or gestational diabetes), you can use the pill.It is also allowed to use of ora
- smoking and age over 35 years - women who smoke and simultaneously take birth control pills, greatly increase the risk of their problems with the heart and blood vessels.And this risk increases even more with age.Smokers who are less than 35 years old and have no health problems, may wish to take birth control pills, but they retain a high degree of risk of serious cardiovascular complications such as heart attack and stroke.
Another contraindication for contraceptive pills is a need for surgery.This is due to the fact that after any major surgery, she will have a few days (or weeks) to lie in bed, but this leads to an increased risk of blood clots.If you are taking birth control pills, you should stop taking them at least six weeks prior to surgery.If the unplanned operation, the surgeon must introduce you to a drug that reduces the risk of blood clots (ie, prevents thrombosis).