I’ve heard that women who take the pill and smoke can get a blood clot easier than women who only take the pill.
My sister is not a regular smoker, but she might have a cigarette occasionally if she is out with friends. I never thought this was too terribly bad – I certainly never thought it would actually be dangerous.
Is it true that smoking can increase the risks of a woman taking birth control to get a blood clot, or is it just another thing to try to get people to quit smoking?
If it is a real concern, what are the symptoms of thrombosis?