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Diagnosed pcos at 14 on yasmin/dianette to 28.Off pill since jan.Had break for 2yrs at 20.Should the early diagnosis&treatment reduce fertility probs?

Diagnosed pcos at 14 on yasmin/dianette to 28.Off pill since jan.Had break for 2yrs at 20.Should the early diagnosis&treatment reduce fertility probs?

Possibly: With pcos, the most important things that you can do on your own to maximize your chance of pregnancy include managing your weight and eating healthy. Beyond that, get some help with medication such as Clomid (clomiphene) or others when you are ready to try and get pregnant. And good luck. ...Read more

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Was told if I stop Yasmin, bleeding will get worse. How do I make it stop? I have PCOS. I want to stop Yasmin and stop the spotting (not period).help

Was told if I stop Yasmin, bleeding will get worse. How do I make it stop?  I have PCOS. I want to stop Yasmin and stop the spotting (not period).help

PCOS: Each case of PCOS will need to be managed individually. If you are not wanting to be on birth control pills you may consider a Mirena IUD. If you are wanting to get pregnant you may need to discuss options for ovulation help. Many PCOS patients struggle with obesity. Weight loss can improve the underlying causes of PCOS ...Read more

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Hi, I am 26yr married woman. 3yrs back i was diagnosed with pcos for which I am taking yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).Now me & my husband want to plan our family.Please advice?

Hi, I am 26yr married woman. 3yrs back i was diagnosed with pcos for which I am taking yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).Now me & my husband want to plan our family.Please advice?

Check Hormones: Once you are off the Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) see your endocrinologist for a full hormone profile. There are several hormones that may be abnormal including but not limited to testosterone and insulin. This will help dictate which medication will help stimulate your ovaries to produce an egg. ...Read more

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Started taking yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for almost 3 mos now for my pcos and skin breakouts. I'm turning 37 and would like to know how long can I be on this pill?

Started taking yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for almost 3 mos now for my pcos and skin breakouts. I'm turning 37 and would like to know how long can I be on this pill?

Long time: Women without risk factors like chronic hypertension, diabetes with damage to their blood vessels, history of blood clot, smoking, can take birth control well into their 40's. As you know all birth control pills can thicken your blood, and put you at increased risk for blood clot. Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) a little more so (3-4 in 10, 000 women versus 1 in 10, 000 with regular birth control). Exercise and be health. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with pcos . It has been a year on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills I will be getting married after 6 months im afraid this will effect my fertility?

Was diagnosed with pcos . It has been a year on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills I will be getting married after 6 months im afraid this will effect my fertility?

Tough: Yazmin is there to balance your hormone level as in PC OS you tend to have higher testosterone levels. Yazmin provides estrogen and Progesterone for you, but of course in the true sense it is a birth control pill. My suggestion would be to see a fertility specialist and internal medicine physician or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Will yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) regulate periods in PCos? will this medication have any side effects?

Will yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) regulate periods in PCos? will this medication have any side effects?

Birth control pill: Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill. The nature of birth control pills is that they administer defined amounts of hormones to the body. The hormones suppress the production of ovarian hormones and stop ovulation. The regular administration of defined amounts of hormones also regulates a woman's cycle. On the downside, a woman taking birthcontrol pills cannot get pregnant. ...Read more

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Pcos with darkened facial skin.Doc prescribed glucomet, pan40 for now & yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) when I get my chumps.When will my facial darkening disappear?I'm worried

Pcos with darkened facial skin.Doc prescribed glucomet, pan40 for now & yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) when I get my chumps.When will my facial darkening disappear?I'm worried

Melasma?: If the darkened facial skin occurred after starting yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) you may have developed melasma, a skin discoloration that may resemble a face mask. Oral contraceptive pills may make some people more susceptible this when combined with sun exposure. You should discuss this with your doctor and ask whether you should continue the birth control pill. ...Read more

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My pcp prescribed yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for my pcos. Is it safe to take yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? I've heard so many horror stories surrounding this ocp. Should i take any precautions

In my opinion if: U have pcos that should be managed by an obgyn , not a pcp, I am sure your pcp is very good , but an obgyn knows more about that, i personally never prescribe that pill anymore , #1 it has 30 mcg estrogen, # 2 it is a 21/7 pill and for my pts who have pcos they should be on a 24/4 or a 24/2/2 or take the pill continuously and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has drospirinone u have to watch your k+ and no anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Prescribed Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for PCOS, but I have a Protein S deficiency... Reluctant to start pill. Any safe alternatives to pill to regulate hormones + period?

Prescribed Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for PCOS, but I have a Protein S deficiency... Reluctant to start pill. Any safe alternatives to pill to regulate hormones + period?

Complicted.: blood clots can be a problem with your condition. Do you have plans for pregancy? Being pregnant can be risky as well and you might have to take blood thinner shots during pregnancy. Problems are rare, but I have seen them. Fertility pills and monthly provera (medroxyprogesterone) are alternatives. It is a delicate balance and it will be your decision as to what to do. But hey life is good, enjoy. ...Read more

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Ihave pcos 44"l m getting treatment of metformin ,oral contraceptive pill from 8 month how much time it will take to cure. m 26. Iwant pregnency sugge?

A "cure" like bacon: PCOS is never cured, rather it is managed like bacon is "cured" by preserving the ovaries "freshness" and function for long term use. As to how long that takes, that depends on when you want to get pregnant and use the ovaries for ovulation. They still may need to be "jump started" with an ovulation induction drug when you are ready for conception. ...Read more

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Can you get gall stones because of PCOS?

Can you get gall stones because of PCOS?

Not directly: PCOS does not directly cause gallstones but someone with PCOS could coincidentally also have gallstones. Both are fairly common medical issues. Risk factors for both include being female and struggling with weight. ...Read more

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Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

Yes and no: Depo-provera will reduce the multiple ovarian cyst formation and inhibit some of the symptoms of PCOS. The downside is that once the Depo-provera is stopped then the same ovulation difficulties will reappear and spontaneous ovulation/fertility is still a problem Moreover, Depo-provera can cause irregular bleeding/spotting. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

Not the same...: PCOS is a metabolic syndrome that is caused by insulin resistance. It results in many symptoms such as extra hair growth, irregular periods, dark skin under arms and around neck, etc. Post-pill amenorrhea is a few months where there is no period after you have been on the pill. Best wishes! ...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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