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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have moderate PCOS, which has wreaked havoc on my skin and made me lose a lot of hair. I was prescribed Yaz but am scared to take it, as I occasionally get headaches? Neurologist said they could be migraines, and I know that increases stroke risk?

I have moderate PCOS, which has wreaked havoc on my skin and made me lose a lot of hair. I was prescribed Yaz but am scared to take it, as I occasionally get headaches? Neurologist said they could be migraines, and I know that increases stroke risk?

Migraine and stroke: Do you have aura with your migraines? The stroke risk is increased if you have migraine with aura and use estrogen-containing birth control. And the stroke risk increases from very very low in a 19-year-old to still very low but not as low. A pill with less estrogen or a progesterone-only pill would be safer. Also, if you smoke, quit! Aura + estrogen birth control + smoking raises stroke risk more ...Read more

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Period 6 dys late. Egg yolk type discharge..headaches..backaches. no implantation bleeding. Neg preg test. Stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) last mth mid pck on 18th. Help?

Period 6 dys late. Egg yolk type discharge..headaches..backaches. no implantation bleeding. Neg preg test. Stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) last mth mid pck on 18th. Help?

Stopping pills...: Stopping you pills mid-pack can change your cycle and hormones. It make take 4-6 weeks for your body to start giving you regular periods again. You may not know when you ovulate and are at risk to get pregnant. Best to use a back-up method to prevent pregnancy if you are not ready. Best wishes! ...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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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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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

Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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