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Severe migraine, left side numbness and tingling. Taking contraceptive pills. History of stroke. Safe to conceive?

Hi, I had a stroke 6 years ago. Bad migraine , left side numbness and tingling went on on and off for ten days. Was 31 at the time. Doctor said caused by the contraceptive pill. No lasting effects . I ready have children but we would like one more. Would this be advisable? What are the risks etc. Thank you inadvance for your time. K
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,

I understand your concern

Please note that oral contraceptive pill can increase the risk of having stroke in certain people who are susceptible. These people may have a hereditary condition which may increase the risk of stroke in them. Given the history of stroke, and left sided numbness etc, I will recommend you to get evaluated by a stroke specialist/Neurologist in order to secure the diagnosis. Once the cause of stroke is clear, we will be able to guide you regarding the safety of conception.

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Best wishes

Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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