of using the pill, the patch or the vaginal ring should be discussed with your health care provider. Risks of these contraceptives include an increased chance of having a blood clot, stroke, heart attack, gallbladder disease, liver cancer, and high blood pressure. If you smoke the risk is greater. There may be less risks associated with the progesterone only pill.
Although serious problems from using combined hormone birth control are very rare you need to know what they are. Let you health care provider know if you are having any of the following problems: