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Alternatives To Yaz
OC's: There are many options for oral contraceptives, talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I need to renew my Yaz script. Have been taking it for past two years. Is that possible on this app?
Sure: I think the least you would have to do is request an in box consult. ...Read more
What EXACTLY does interfere with bcp (Yaz)? I've read all kinds of things, i.e. grapefruit. I don't know what's right. I'm aiming at perfect use.
No EXACT answer.: It can depend on a number of things. Some medications definitely interfere with its effect, including some (but not all (antibiotics. When reading the literature, remember, that only the effects of one class of a drug may be studied and shown to be safe. But some people take lots of drugs and supplements that alone may add minor risk, but when combined may have additive effects not reported. ...Read more
Does grapefruit interfere with bcp (Yaz)? And if it does, how much can I consume safely daily? I take them religiously and I'm aiming at perfect use.
Grapefruit and bcp: The level of serum estrogen might be higher when consuming grapefruit/grapefruit juice and birth control pills. While this does not reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills (rather, the opposite) one might notice increased symptoms of things like breast tenderness. ...Read more
I want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?
Hmmm....: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. Start prenatal vitamins now, in case pregnancy happens later. ...Read more
Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?
OCP spotting: Today's OCP's (like "Yaz") are very low dose in estrogen. Not taking the "inactive pills" is safe if you don't "forget when to restart". It is best to skip only FIVE days not seven of inactive pills, and restart the active ones. It is common to have light spotting when on the low dose kinds of OCP. To avoid spotting, take within the hour of the one taken the previous day, and not in AM but PM. ...Read more
I take Yaz for 3yrs. This month for the 1st time I'm bleeding for 10 days, the last 5 of which the discharge is light, but thick&brown. Is it normal?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
I started with Yaz since last week friday. Since then I am getting pains in my left leg. And it is getting worse every day.
Is it normal For Yaz pills to prolong your periods because I am taking them and the last time I went on my periods for 10 days?
Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??
It is a pretty common birth control pill.
If you are concerned it may be just birth control pills in general. You can always consider other forms of birth control.
Dr. M. ...Read more
I'm on Yaz (bcp) for 2.5years. I'm in the middle of my cycle&I noticed very light pink hue in the discharge. What can it be? I take my pills religiously.
Having 30d cycle of period, 2morrow I take my last white pill of my 1st pack of yaz (started on 1st day period), is it possible that period do not come?
When to expect period when you are taking the first pack of yaz (starting the first day of period)?
Nausea/bcp's: All low dose oral contraceptives which contain estrogen can make one nauseous if taken on an "empty stomach". Try taking your active pills in the evening after dinner, at the same time every day or within the hour taken on the previous day. If the problem continues, ask your gyn provider about the "mini-pill" which has only progesterone, no estrogen, and provides almost the same protection. ...Read more
All birth control pills have very small risk of blood clots. However far less than if you were to get pregnant. So your taking less health risk by using pill.
Smoking increases risk significantly.
Otherwise keep hydrated and moving throughout your days. ...Read more
HI would yaz, yazmin or ava20 ed, be better for someone not wanting to gain any weight whilst on the pill.
I have breakthrough bleeding as I stopped taking my yaz prescription for four days. What can I do to stop the bleeding?
Can dioxycycline (for 70days, trip to india) interfere with the effectiveness of my bc (yaz)? Back-up contraception advised?
Yes: Doxycycline, like many antibiotics, are preferentially absorbed when taken at the same time as an oral contraceptive pill decreasing the absorption of the birth control pill and therefore its' effectiveness. Space the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill and the antibiotic 12 hours apart, and consider a "back up" means of contraception during the 70 days of the doxycycline. ...Read more
I've taken Yaz for years but I switched to beyaz in june. Could beyaz be decreasing my libido even though I never had that side effect with yaz?
Missed Sun and Mon YAZ pills Week 2. Tues I took 3 pills (2 AM and 1 PM) Wed I took 2 pills (1 AM 1 PM). Unprotected sex Friday. Do I need Plan B?
Yes: Doubling up on pills doesn't guarantee you the same protection. All the best. ...Read more
Pls explain how to take the 24 day pill (Yaz). After finishing 24 active pills, when to start the new pack? Started first pack on fifth day of period.
Birth control pills: Women who take birth control pills need to take a pill every day. Skipping pills can increase the chance of getting pregnant. Birth control pill packets usually include 4 to 7 days of hormone-free pills each month. It is during these hormone-free days that women get their period. Women who prefer not to get a period can skip the hormone-free pills and take a hormone pill every day instead. ...Read more
Sex on 10th, also when I took my last active pill (Yaz). Puked 1.5h later. Pack said I should take sugar pills immediately and then new pack. Is it ok?
YES: Please immediately begin your next pack of pills. ...Read more
When on yaz period used to come on a sunday (28th pill).i stopped yaz, first period without it came thursday 1st dec, 4 days late. When should I conceive?
Unknown: It can take a few months after stopping Yaz for your cycles and hormones to regulate themselves again. Expect normalization by the end of the 3rd month off Yaz ...Read more
Switching from Yaz to Seasonique. If I take Seasonique after my Yaz placebos, on the same day I would have started a new pack of yaz, am I protected?
Should be fine: Hi. Yes, you should be fine swathing as you describe. No BCP is perfectly effective, as you know, but your means of transitioning should protect you. ...Read more
Periods or pregnancy: After stopping bc pills, your periods will return and you can get pregnant. Because bc pills make periods lighter, after stopping they may get heavier again. If you still don't want a pregnancy and you're sexually active, use another bc method. If you want to get pregnant, take prenatal vitamins with folate, (folic acid) and track your cycle. ...Read more
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