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Does Yaz Cause Constipation
I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 months for acne but now am suffering from constipation. Does it get better over time? Is it safe to use laxatives every 2 days
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not Problem: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not the problem. The cause of constipation is usually the Standard American Diet (SAD)--which is notoriously devoid of fiber. We need adequate fiber and adequate fluids (i.e., water). Try 1-2 tablespoons of psyllium husks every day--with 2 glasses of water per tablespoon. If that doesn't get you going, add 500-1500 mg of magnesium. You can't OD on magnesium, it will give you diarrhea. ...Read more
Stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) b/c. How long does the withdrawal bleeding last. Feel like I am on my period with cramps and constipation. Help?
Withdrawal bleeding: When you stop an ocp you bring on a episode of bleeding that varies in duration. There's little risk to ocps at your age and lots of benefits. Consider taking it again. ...Read more
I was constipated for 4 days so I took Laxette just 1 square at night next morning I developed diarrhoea I had already taken Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will it effect it?
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
I recently stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and have quickly gained 16 lbs and have read about others who have experience same. What is the cause and how can I treat it???
It's not the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): While Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a slight diuretic effect (removes water weight), a 16 lb weight gain is not due to stopping Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). First, check a pregnancy test! You could consider having your doc check your thyroid function too. Then, sensible diet and exercise. It's not the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol), it's probably the French fries. ...Read more
Is it estrogen or progestin level in b.c. pills that usually causes nausea? Would a lower dose progestin pill be better if Yaz generic causing nausea?
Ocp: You are 53. Get off the OCPs. Too many risks with that level of hormones for your age. DVT, stroke, heart attack. ...Read more
I'm on Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) I used to have period the last sunday of the end of packet, now it changes to friday or saturday, what can be the cause?
That’s ok: It does not matter exactly which day you start your cycle. Getting to the end of the pack and the last 4 pills in Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is what triggers the cycle. The exact day varies. ...Read more
I started taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and immediately lost a few pounds. I'm certainly happy about that, but should I be concerned? I thought BC caused weight GAIN?
Water weight: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is good birth control. It contains a med that acts as a mild diuretic. While different diuretics react differently within the body, they all increase the excretion of liquid from the body. That is why many women claim to have lost weight with the pill; they are simply going to the bathroom more frequently and losing more water weight than usual. This weight loss is temporary and less than 5#. ...Read more
Yes: All of them can. If there is any suspicion see your doc. DVT is potentially life threatening. ...Read more
After ejaculate inside, what to do to wash away sperm for hygienic purposes not to get infection (im not concerned about pregnancy cause im on yaz)?
A vagina self-cleans: Vaginas are designed to be self-cleaning. It is not natural to be washing the inside of a vagina, but once in a while may be ok. If bacterial vaginosis is a problem, one might do better if she keeps semen out of her vagina for a while, to allow her vagina to naturally self-clean and maintain normal acidity ; normal microbes. Frequent sex is fine, but using condoms to contain the semen each time. ...Read more
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
How high is the chance of getting pregnant when I 'skipped' the 12th Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill, cause I vomited 2hrs after I took it and did not take another one?
You took it: Vomitting two hours after taking it is not going to affect the dose. ...Read more
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
I've been taking HCA for 2 months. It works, but I'm having heavy, prolonged periods. I'm on the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) too. Can HCA cause this? (Garcinia Cambogia) : (
No but: The combination of both the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and the HCA might contribute to the excessive bleeding, check with your doctor if it persists. ...Read more
What are the side effects of a merina iud dose it make you put on weight and could it cause low libido as the yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill did for me?
Weight gain - yes: Change in libido- maybe. The Merina IUD contains progestin only, whereas Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a combination of estrogen and progestin, so effect may be slightly different. Overall reports suggest that the libido is affected less by Merina compared to combination BCP, but side effects are reported to improve after 6 months. Advantages of IUD: excellent contraceptive effect and no need to take daily med. ...Read more
I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 4months. Now I spot 2 small ecchymosis on leg that I don't know of the cause. There's no pain or swelling. Could this be a problem?
Probably not: There is a difference between ecchymosis and a deep venous thrombosis. Without swelling or tenderness it is unlikely to be anything worrisome. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) does have a slightly higher risk for causing DVT than non-drospirinone containing ocps, so we always worry about them. If you have concerns have your doctor examine the leg and determine if any more studies are needed. ...Read more
Last period 5/11. Neg test 6/28. Took Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 5/20, 21, 22 but then stopped. Could still I be pregnant or could the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cause no period even until now?
Pregnancy test: The only way to know is by taking a pregnancy test ...Read more
Should I take yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? I am afraid it will cause anxiety. I am considering Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to treat my acne and hormonal problem. But do I have to be on it forever?
I am on generic Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Is it possible for it to cause low blood pressure?
Will discontinuing Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control relieve its side effects or cause weight gain?
Stop Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) now.: As soon as you stop taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the side effects should resolve pretty quickly. Stop Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) now - plenty of other safer oral contraceptives around.. ...Read more
Can changing to the generic brand of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) from Alysena cause cervical erosion? Having post coital bleeding. Normal pap results.
If I vomit or have diarrhea, how many days I have to use condoms if im on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? (how many hours after taking the pill that will cause its effectivenes?
Hard to say: Diarrhea will not affect the pill. Vomiting might if you did not have time to absorb it. Usually people don't feel like having sex when suffering with diarrhea and vomitting. For safety us a condom until you have been consistently taking the pill without comitting for two weeks. ...Read more
Why are they saying Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills cause more blood clots?
A small risk: Birth control pills contain an estrogen, which is almost universally the same regardless of brand, and a progestagen which varies with the brand. Different progetagens have different risks of causing blood clots, apparenly higher in the case of the progestagen in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). The risks and absolute differences are very small. Consider the difference between 1 in 10, 000 and 2 in 10, 000 for example. ...Read more
Missed period last month. Got it a week late this month bleeding 12 days now. (while on yaz 'active pills')can depakote cause this? Not pregnant. Thank u!
Diagnosed with endo 2 mos ago, took yasmin and Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) buy having rashes and palpitations. I have mild mvp. Will it cause bloodclot? Which bcp is best for me?
50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused hair loss for me for last 5 months. Was on Yaz last year but also lost a lot of hair with and stopped it. Could hair loss stop on it's own or with a change in dosage? Really don't want acne to come back
Spironolactone is a treatment for androgen related hair loss in women. Therefore would check your thyroid hormone, check iron levels, check for autoimmune issues-alopecoa aretas/lupus- and be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which can cause hair loss I as can male pattern baldness in women.
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