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Taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Flex. Is bleeding normal after being on this pill for a month and a half. It has been going nearly 2 weeks.

Taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Flex.  Is bleeding normal after being on this pill for a month and a half.  It has been going nearly 2 weeks.

It's common: Oral birth control pills contain a type of progesterone and a type of estrogen. The progesterone dose is fairly standard, but the estrogen dose varies between pills. Lower doses have lower potential for side effects but higher rates of breakthrough bleeding. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a relatively low estrogen dose. If bleeding does not resolve (it may just resolve), then ask you doc about a different pill. ...Read more

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Having unusual vaginal bleeding. I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills but I didn't regulate my timing on taking it. Is this the cause of the bleeding. ?

Having unusual vaginal bleeding. I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills but I didn't regulate my timing on taking it.  Is this the cause of the bleeding. ?

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

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I have been taking birth control pills for 2 weeks (sprintec 1st week, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 2nd week) and have had continuous bleeding since yesterday. Is that normal?

I have been taking birth control pills for 2 weeks (sprintec 1st week, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 2nd week) and have had continuous bleeding since yesterday. Is that normal?

Yes: Having irregular bleeding in the first 1-2 cycles of birth control pills is common. That's because the hormones in the pill are coming into balance with the women's hormones. If a woman has this breakthrough bleeding after the 3rd cycle she may need a different pill. Since you changed pills between the first 2 weeks there's more chance of bleeding. Take pill same time each day helps prevent this. ...Read more

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I am now at the 24th day of taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. I have bleeding and cramps. Is it normal to feel cramps? I have dermoid cysts on both ovaries.

I am now at the 24th day of taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. I have bleeding and cramps. Is it normal to feel cramps? I have dermoid cysts on both ovaries.

Your period: On the 24th day of Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) your period should be about to start and, while birth control pills usually decrease cramping, they do not eliminate it completely. Discuss this with your doctor. There is always the possibility of endometriosis in patients with severe problems with cramping. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) been on it 2 weeks i saw bleeding is this normal?

Probably: If this is your first pack, it is common to have what is called "break-through" bleeding, 2-3 weeks after starting. The chance of this type of bleeding decreases with each further pack. ...Read more

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Hello! I expect my period in 9 days. If I start the pill (Yaz) immediately, will I postpone the bleeding? Many thanks!

Hello! I expect my period in 9 days. If I start the pill (Yaz) immediately, will I postpone the bleeding? Many thanks!

Yes!: Each Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pack contains 24 light pink active pills 4 inert white pills. You may be able to delay your period by starting a new pack instead of taking the white inert pills. You are still protected from pregnancy if you do this. Some women have some breakthrough spotting when they do this but its a pretty good way to delay a period for some important event. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi, I hope you can help me. Ive been on Yaz for close to 6 years. Every now and then once ive Finnished my period, I get breakthrough bleeding. Some b?

Hi, I hope you can help me. Ive been on Yaz for close to 6 years. Every now and then once ive Finnished my period, I get breakthrough bleeding. Some b?

As long as the: break thru bleeding is both infrequent and light, there's nothing to worry about. If you look at the package insert that comes with your Rx, you'll see that spotting is one of the most common side effects of the Pill. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for the past 5 weeks. Ihave lower abd pain i would rate as a 7 on scale from 1-10. I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) its not helping. Whats going on?

I have been bleeding for the past 5 weeks. Ihave lower abd pain i would rate as a 7 on  scale from 1-10. I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) its not helping. Whats going on?

Many possibilities.: Their are many possible causes of your bleeding and pain. A birth control pill like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is reasonable to try to control these symptoms. It can take several months to see if that is going to work. You may need further evaluation like an ultrasound, blood work or other studies. If your symptoms are not improving then you should see your doctor for alternative therapies. ...Read more

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Is it normal when you have bleeding when you are on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birthcontrol?

Is it normal when you have bleeding when you are on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birthcontrol?

No: When taking a birth control pill, one should only have bleeding episodes during the placebo pills of the pill pack. If you are bleeding during the active pills of the pack, that is not supposed to be happening. It can occur during the first 2-3 months of taking the pills (as your body 'adjusts' to the hormones) but it shouldn't be a persistent occurrence. ...Read more

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I'm in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp I have 10 active pills left but I have been bleeding on and of for a few days looks like old blood no pills missed I've been omit 2yrs?

I'm in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp I have 10 active pills left but I have been bleeding on and of for a few days looks like old blood no pills missed I've been omit 2yrs?

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

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Period won't go away, i'm on yaz, skipped it, and now break thru bleeding won't stop. Continue with pack or wait? What do I do? I've been on Yaz for a while, and have skipped the placebos before so i don't get my period. I started a new pack as usual and

Period won't go away, i'm on yaz, skipped it, and now break thru bleeding won't stop. Continue with pack or wait? What do I do? I've been on Yaz for a while, and have skipped the placebos before so i don't get my period. I started a new pack as usual and

By : By the date of this post almost a week has passed. I hope you continued the pills as directed. If not and you are still spotting contact your doctor for instructions. Since you obviously don't like getting periods every month you should try seasonique. This is a bcp designed to give you a period once every three months. Ask your doctor if he/she thinks this is a good option for you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cause light bleeding during sexual intercourse?

Could Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cause light bleeding during sexual intercourse?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and Bleeding: Yes, all B.C. Pills can cause spot bleeding with or without intercourse. This is due to changes in hormone balance within your body. This is generally self limiting but if the bleeding persists or is significant consider seeking a consult with your physician. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have bleeding on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) when i don't have my period yet?

Please call your gyn: As it may be break thru bleeding from the pills or something else, your gyn will be able to diagnose. ...Read more

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I've been bleeding for 3 weeks and 1 day with microgynon 30 my doctor changed me to yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 5 days ago and the bleeding still isn't stopping?

I've been bleeding for 3 weeks and 1 day with microgynon 30 my doctor changed me to yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 5 days ago and the bleeding still isn't stopping?

It's OK: Well, first of all bleeding all the time isn't just inconvenient, it's downright annoying! Changing birth control may work but you will need to give it 3 months or so to kick in. I strongly advise you keep taking the pill as directed. You may bleed irregularly over the next month while your body adjusts to the new hormones. If your bleeding hasn't improved by the third pack, see your gyno. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have all the symptoms of menstruation but no bleeding after one month of being off yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Used it for 7 years.

Is it normal to have all the symptoms of menstruation but no bleeding after one month of being off yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Used it for 7 years.

Amenorrhea: You can have post pill amenorrhea for up to a year after stopping the pill. However, if you are sexually active don't make that assumption. Check a pregnancy test first if your anticipated cycle is late. Amenorrhea is the lack of a period. ...Read more

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Started YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) this month, not getting withdrawal bleeding after first cycle of Pill. 4 days since last pill. What to do? Could antibiotics be reason?

Started YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) this month,  not getting withdrawal bleeding after first cycle of Pill. 4 days since last pill. What to do? Could antibiotics be reason?

Unlikely: It is not uncommon for young women to miss there period for one or more cycles after starting combined low dose oral contraceptives. With very few exceptions, Antibiotics do not interfere with contraceptive effectiveness or menstrual cycles. However, emotional or physical stress (ie, illness) can alter your menstrual cycle, causing a missed period. Take Care! ...Read more

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Stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) on SEP 18th, had withdrawal bleeding for a week. . Lots of coffee lately, and sugars. Period is a day late. Help?

Stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)  on SEP 18th,  had withdrawal bleeding for a week. . Lots of coffee lately, and sugars. Period is a day late. Help?

Cut back on coffee: Coffee and sugar will not affect your period directly, but obesity can. If you're late you could be pregnant, there could be a variety of hormonal problems, or you could be normal. Track your periods and see your doctor if they do not regulate. ...Read more

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