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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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On a low dose birth control (givani, generic of Yaz) and took amoxicillin for a week. Took it week of period and one active pill of new pack. Taken 19?

On a low dose birth control (givani, generic of Yaz) and took amoxicillin for a week. Took it week of period and one active pill of new pack. Taken 19?

Condoms: When birth control pills are stopped mid-way, ovulation becomes unpredictable and breakthrough bleeding is likely to ensue. If there is a concern that taking antibiotics and for that matter any medication that may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, condoms can be used as a safe-measure, until the situaion is under control. ...Read more

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I got my last period on 3/22, started taking birth control pills (yaz) on 3/23, today 4/6 I experienced pinkish mucus & a little burn sensation, why?

I got my last period on 3/22, started taking birth control pills (yaz) on 3/23, today 4/6 I experienced pinkish mucus & a little burn sensation, why?

Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more

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Do you get your period on the first pack of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Do you get your period on the first pack of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Yes usually: Most people have regular periods during the week of placebo pills when taking birth control pills.But on the first 1-3 packs, breakthrough bleeding btb (irregular bleeding and/or spotting) can occur even if you take perfectly. If you miss pills, btb is more likely. A few people will not have any bleeding during placebo, or just spotting. If you're worried abt preg or have missed pills take a pg test. ...Read more

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So I started birth control with Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) a month ago&i noticed I don't get my period when I'm on the white pills I get it when it go back to the pink pills?

So I started birth control with Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) a month ago&i noticed I don't get my period when I'm on the white pills I get it when it go back to the pink pills?

Normal: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has only 4 inactive pills (the white ones) at the end of the pack, compared to the more traditional 7. Starting these pill triggers the process that leads to a period, but it usually takes a few days for your period to show up. By that time you are often already back on the active pills when you are using one of these "24-4" pills. ...Read more

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I stopped taking YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the birth control and got my period on the last white pills but then it's been 3 months and I still haven't gotten my period. Why?

I stopped taking YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the birth control and got my period on the last white pills but then it's been 3 months and I still haven't gotten my period. Why?

Amenorrhea: Some women have post pill amenorrhea that may last as much as 3-12 months after stopping the pill. Its not harmful. However, if sexually active please check a pregnancy test. Another possibility is early hypothyroidism, though its probably post pill amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control delay period? And how should you take the pills?

Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control delay period? And how should you take the pills?

Delaying Periods: Any birth control has the ability to help with delaying periods, which is a totally safe thing to do. Just skip the 4th week of pills and start a new active pill pack in order to avoid having a period. You can keep doing this indefinitely, it's called a continuous regimen; you may some irregular spotting in the future though, in which case, just switch to the 4th week sugar pills to have a period. ...Read more

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I am currently taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and have been on birth control for 13 years. Is it normal to experience PMS 10 days out from my period?

I am currently taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and have been on birth control for 13 years. Is it normal to experience PMS 10 days out from my period?

Quite common: Often it is less because the amount of female hormones are less on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) than would normally be present Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and this varies a lot. ...Read more

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I missed 4 days on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control started a new pack then my period came I stopped the pack to see if it would stop but it didn't why haven't it?

I missed 4 days on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control started a new pack then my period came I stopped the pack to see if it would stop but it didn't why haven't it?

Bleeding on OCP: If you missed a couple of days of the birth control pills, especially with the lower dose pills, it will cause the irregular bleeding. The bleeding is due to the changes in birth control pills and the changes your body undergoes with the shifts in hormone levels. If you are not pregnant, it should stop after 1 or 2 cycles. ...Read more

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Does drinking 3 cups of green tea daily for a prolonged period of time decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills? I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 2 years.

Does drinking 3 cups of green tea daily for a prolonged period of time decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills? I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 2 years.

No: Drinking green tea 3 times a day does not change the effectiveness of birth control pills. Of course, no pills are 100% effective, so there is always a very small chance a woman could become pregnant while using birth control pills, regardless of whether she drinks tea or not. The healthier way to drink tea is without sugar or sweeteners. ...Read more

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Spotted immediately after unprotected sex. Have had brown spotting for two days. Period was supposed to end 2 days ago. Taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. Help?

Spotted immediately after unprotected sex. Have had brown spotting for two days. Period was supposed to end 2 days ago. Taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. Help?

Post coital bleed: If you had some remaining menstrual tissue that hadn't been expelled during your period, sex may cause it to come out. Female orgasm and sex in general causes some uterine cramping (contractions). The other concern would be a cervical infection and bleeding from the penis hitting the cervix with subsequent bleeding. ...Read more

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I got my period 8 days early and I'm on the pill. Should I continue my pack normally? Hello! I am on Yaz birth control pills (been on it for about 4 years) and last month, I did the trick where I skipped the placebos and went straight to my next back in o

I got my period 8 days early and I'm on the pill. Should I continue my pack normally? Hello! I am on Yaz birth control pills (been on it for about 4 years) and last month, I did the trick where I skipped the placebos and went straight to my next back in o

Extended: Extended cycle contraception is effective for "scheduling" your menstrual period. Some women can tolerate long periods of continuous hormones others break through with spotting or bleeding. When this happens you may want to take 5-7 days off (use back up contraception) and then start a new pack. ...Read more