Are you taking the Oral Contraceptive Pill?

 

If so please inform your doctor

If you have broken a bone, taking the pill may put you at a greater risk of blood clots

You should stop taking the pill at least one month prior to scheduled surgery

Failure to stop taking the pill may result in:

  • Cancellation of your surgery
  • Clot in the leg
  • Clot to the lung

 

References

  • www.gpnotebook.co.uk
  • www.uptodate.com