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Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more


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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.

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

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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.

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

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How long do i have to wait after i stop taking yaz to try and get pregnant?

How long do i have to wait after i stop taking yaz to try and get pregnant?

Variable: Pregnancy can happen within weeks after you stop the BCP. However, sometimes it can be months. If you do not get pregnant in 6 months then let your provider know. ...Read more

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I stopped yaz two weeks ago. How long i have to wait to try for pregnancy?

I stopped yaz two weeks ago. How long i have to wait to try for pregnancy?

A month but: I suggest waiting at least a month to let the hormone get out of your system. However, understand that it may take several months for your cycles to regulate after stopping the pill. You will be able to get pregnant as soon as you are having regular periods off the pill. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sometimes: A period will not come the first minths. Do not skip tablets and you will be ok. In the i ferest od safety oral contraceptives do not have too much estrogen and this is what happens. ...Read more

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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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Hi i accidently took 3 Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills today . I had a very crazy day and mindlessly took 2 extra - what will happen ? Do i need to go to the er?

Hi i accidently took 3 Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills today . I had a very crazy day and mindlessly took 2 extra - what will happen ? Do i need to go to the er?

Don't go to the ER: No. One does not need to go to the er or even to the doctor because they took a few birth control pills. It will mess your cycle a bit, but just stay on the oak and refill it when it is time to refill. ...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