My family practice doctor wouldn't prescribe birth control pills to me anymore after I turned 40 because he said it increases your risk of blood clots and stroke. But when I talked to a gynocologist, she said that she often prescribes birth control pills to her patients who are over 40 because it can help with symptoms from early menopause. I hestitated to go back on it only because I do have a family history of blood clots. Both my grandmother and my mom had several blood clots.
Talk to your doctor about it and tell him about your family history. If you don't have anything in your family history to worry about and you don't smoke (smoking increases your risks of blood clots) then you should be fine.
No, they didn't mention breast cancer. My mom insists that's why my cousin got breast cancer in her 40's because she took bcp's for so long. I'm not sure anyone knows for sure.
I'd probably be best to ask your doctor about that. Best wishes.
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