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Hi I have spotting that is barely there due to missing a pill if i double up will the spotting be gone by tomorrow night? I'm on Yasmin

Hi I have spotting that is barely there due to missing a pill if i double up will the spotting be gone by tomorrow night? I'm on Yasmin

Spotting is common: Spotting is common after missing a birth control pill. It is usually recommended to take the missed pill once you realize that you missed it. Due to the fluctuation in hormone levels from missing that pill, you may have intermittent light spotting for the next week, but it will most likely resolve after a day or so. You also must use backup contraception for the rest of the pill pack. ...Read more

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I've been on my pill (yasmin) for about six years. I love its benefits and i don't want to change, but i spot all the time. Its embarassing. Thoughts?

I've been on my pill (yasmin) for about six years. I love its benefits and i don't want to change, but i spot all the time. Its embarassing. Thoughts?

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'm going for a ganglion excision. I'm on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill. Would my pill still be effective with the anesthetic etc...

I'm going for a ganglion excision. I'm on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill. Would my pill still be effective with the anesthetic etc...

Yes, effective: With ganglion excision, this is done with a regional block, has no effect on your gastrointestinal function and you should be able to tolerate and take most medications, including your ocp. ...Read more

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Inhow long does it takes for yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (coated pill) to go down in the stomach, if i take it without water and only use saliva?

Inhow long does it takes for yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (coated pill) to go down in the stomach, if i take it without water and only use saliva?

Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill: It can go down in a matter of seconds to as long as hours if it gets stuck in your esophagus. You should not take any kind of medicine in pill or capsule form without liquid to wash it down. Depending on the type of pill it can cause an ulcer or even a perforation of your esophagus. ...Read more

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Hi,im looking to go back on the contraceptive pill mainly for breast growth and weight gain. i was wondering if dianette and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) do this?

Hi,im looking to go back on the contraceptive pill mainly for breast growth and weight gain. i was wondering if dianette and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) do this?

Oral birth control: At 18, your weight and breast size have not reached normal proportions of adulthood. Oral contraceptives in low doses (such as Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and others) will not effectively change your breast size or weight. You can try, but don't be disappointed if you do not see results to your liking. if you are sexually active, the "benefits" are limited to very secure birth control. ...Read more

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I am taking depakine chrono 500 mg as well as a contraceptive pill (yasmin). Does the fact that im taking depakine make the CP less effective?

I am taking depakine chrono 500 mg as well as a contraceptive pill (yasmin). Does the fact that im taking depakine make the CP less effective?

No evidence but: Depakote does not appear on lists of medications that can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Both Depakote and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have a higher risk of liver inflammation. I would suggest talking with your doctor about using a different form of contraceptive, or use an alternative to depakote. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Birth control pill: Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that contains the ingredients ethinyl Estradiol as the estrogen component and drosperinone as the progestational component. It comes packaged in a 28 day pack where 21 tablets contain the active ingredients and 7 tablets are inert. ...Read more

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