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Yaz 28 Medication
I'm 27 y/o lady, single, pcos patient. I want to ask, now I'm taking medication yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).So far its going smoothly. Until when I need to take that medication?
Stay on it: ...Until you are ready to get pregnant. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is my preferred birth control pill for my pcos patients. I recently had one that was on it for three years and recently went off of it. Her cycles so far are regular and she will be trying to conceive. ...Read more
What does bright teel veins all over your body mean when you have multiple ovarion cysts? Just diagnosed with multiple cysts on my ovaries told to take Yaz to help shrink them on other medications for depression related issues
Probably normal: Teal colored vein may be normal. Especially if you are fair skinned. I would consult with your doctor if you have specific concern. ...Read more
I need to renew my Yaz script. Have been taking it for past two years. Is that possible on this app?
Sure: I think the least you would have to do is request an in box consult. ...Read more
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
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
I want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?
Hmmm....: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. Start prenatal vitamins now, in case pregnancy happens later. ...Read more
Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?
OCP spotting: Today's OCP's (like "Yaz") are very low dose in estrogen. Not taking the "inactive pills" is safe if you don't "forget when to restart". It is best to skip only FIVE days not seven of inactive pills, and restart the active ones. It is common to have light spotting when on the low dose kinds of OCP. To avoid spotting, take within the hour of the one taken the previous day, and not in AM but PM. ...Read more
I take Yaz for 3yrs. This month for the 1st time I'm bleeding for 10 days, the last 5 of which the discharge is light, but thick&brown. Is it normal?
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
I started with Yaz since last week friday. Since then I am getting pains in my left leg. And it is getting worse every day.
Is it normal For Yaz pills to prolong your periods because I am taking them and the last time I went on my periods for 10 days?
Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??
It is a pretty common birth control pill.
If you are concerned it may be just birth control pills in general. You can always consider other forms of birth control.
Dr. M. ...Read more
I'm on Yaz (bcp) for 2.5years. I'm in the middle of my cycle&I noticed very light pink hue in the discharge. What can it be? I take my pills religiously.
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?
When to expect period when you are taking the first pack of yaz (starting the first day of period)?
I took YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) just for a month (28 pills). Now that I just stopped it, can I gain weight? What should I expect?
Yes certainly: Coffee does not have many drug interactions ...Read more
If im on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill and I see blood exactly on the 28 day. If I stop it When is the best day to try to get pregnant?
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
IUD vs. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 28- which is more effective for pregnancy prevention and also for endometriosis?
Iud: Both methods have been shown to be associated with relief of pain related to endometriosis, however the most effective method for birth control is the IUD, hands down. There are fewer concern about compliance with the IUD and it may have a better local effect on controlling endometriosis. I would be happy to discuss more in consultation. ...Read more
I had oral/vaginal sex fri night without a condom. I'm on Yaz-28 and I have Endo. My clitoris has been sore and my inner lip has a sore. Dangerous?
Not dangerous.: ... but you may have contracted herpes. The soreness could just be from mild trauma to these very sensitive tissues, but if there is an open sore, that is suspicious for herpes. See your doctor or STI Clinic for diagnosis. .. it is important for you to know so that you can avoid transmitting to others in the future as well as receive appropriate treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Cycles usually 28 days. I am two days late with my period with only brown spotting and a negative pregnancy test? Chances I'm pregnant?
Unlikely: It is not uncommon for your period to fluctuate within a few days. If you have been consistent with your birth control pill then the likelihood of pregnancy is very low. However if your period does not come within a week then get a pregnancy test and consider a better form of birth control. ...Read more
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
All birth control pills have very small risk of blood clots. However far less than if you were to get pregnant. So your taking less health risk by using pill.
Smoking increases risk significantly.
Otherwise keep hydrated and moving throughout your days. ...Read more
HI would yaz, yazmin or ava20 ed, be better for someone not wanting to gain any weight whilst on the pill.
I have breakthrough bleeding as I stopped taking my yaz prescription for four days. What can I do to stop the bleeding?
Can dioxycycline (for 70days, trip to india) interfere with the effectiveness of my bc (yaz)? Back-up contraception advised?
Yes: Doxycycline, like many antibiotics, are preferentially absorbed when taken at the same time as an oral contraceptive pill decreasing the absorption of the birth control pill and therefore its' effectiveness. Space the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill and the antibiotic 12 hours apart, and consider a "back up" means of contraception during the 70 days of the doxycycline. ...Read more