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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?

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

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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 want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

Usually light: Yaz typically causes very short and light periods. If you are not happy with your current level of cycle control you can consider a different pill or consider a different birth control option. ...Read more

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Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??

Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??

Common: 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

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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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When to expect period when you are taking the first pack of yaz (starting the first day of period)?

When to expect period when you are taking the first pack of yaz (starting the first day of period)?

Wha did the doc: Say? Who put u on the pills that is one of the most basic things that doc should have told u! u will get your period when you are on the 4 placebo pills at the end of that pack. ...Read more

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IUD vs. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 28- which is more effective for pregnancy prevention and also for endometriosis?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Yaz makes me nauseous, between Dianette and Belara which one does not cause nausea?

Yaz makes me nauseous, between Dianette and Belara which one does not cause nausea?

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

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How to reduce the risk of getting blood clots when you are on yaz (what exercise can I do?)

How to reduce the risk of getting blood clots when you are on yaz (what exercise can I do?)

Don't smoke: 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

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Can dioxycycline (for 70days, trip to india) interfere with the effectiveness of my bc (yaz)? Back-up contraception advised?

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