My brother died of a vascular disease, started having strokes at the age of 38 and died at 51. Is this form of the Pill safe for my daughter with this history being in the family?
Your daughter is not your brother. My grandmother died at 53 with a stroke. 8 of the 9 of her children survived well into their 80s. The 9th one was killed in ww2. Her doc will monitor her and should be aware of any family history, but history alone wouldn't preclude her from using it.
Does her prescribing Dr know about the stoke history in the family? I would recommend that you make the prescriber aware and discuss your questions and concerns with him/her. She may be at a somewhat higher risk and she would not want to use them and smoke, or use them over the age of 35. It is only contradiction if she, herself, has vascular problems, blood clots, cardiovascular problems, hypercoagulation etc. Many women have familial histories of vascular or cardiac problems but have no problems using the Pill themselves while they are young. She will want to always be cautious and if she has any symptomology she will want to seek care right away. I think she should definitely make her prescribing doctor aware of her history and discuss all questions and concerns with her/him before taking Lo Loestrin Fe.
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