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Yaz Light Periods
Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
On mirena (levonorgestrel) for 8 months still having cramps w light irregular periods & period migraines is this normal? Started mirena (levonorgestrel) for period control. Thank you
Probably: By 6 months, ~95% of Mirena (levonorgestrel) users have decrease in duration and/or amount of menstrual blood flow; many stop getting their period. However, some women have irregular periods with cramps like you. Menstrual migraines likely related to estrogen decline with period, not mirena (levonorgestrel). Try ibuprofen/naproxen with periods. Dr may try estrogen with periods. If sxs worsen, see your dr to make sure iud in place. ...Read more
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and Bleeding: Yes, all B.C. Pills can cause spot bleeding with or without intercourse. This is due to changes in hormone balance within your body. This is generally self limiting but if the bleeding persists or is significant consider seeking a consult with your physician. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed, fertilitycare begun, light periods with brown color, not getting pregnant?
Switched from Tri-Estarylla to Microgestin birth control pills. No period last month and light 3 day period this month. Normal?
Still get regular periods while preg? On Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). 8 neg HPT's, last sex 11/3, light bleeding 11/17-19. Now light bleed today 12/15. Could I be preg?
No regular periods: Women who are pregnant do not get regular periods. Likewise, women who get regular periods are not pregnant. Women who are taking their birth control pills properly every day, and get their month withdrawal bleeding on the inactive pills, are also not pregnant. If worried, one can just do one (not 8) pregnancy test at least 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (1month)i had heavy spotting after a while EVERYDAY. Took white pills and had light period. Took pink pill by the book. Why so heavy spotting?
Spotting: Everyone reacts a little different to medications and the hormones involved in the birth control pills are common for causing different reactions in different women. Sometimes, your body needs to "regulate" to the new medication, or you may need to try a different pill to offset the heavy spotting you are experiencing with the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Best wishes. ...Read more
8 days until period due, heavy brown discharge and light coloured light bleeding with cramps, period or implantation bleeding?
Im 52 had irregular periods lately, heavy bleeding/clots, now missed 2 periods & having light tanish pinkish discharge & period cramping. Whats wrong?
On Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill skipped period but got period 2weeks later on white pills. Why?
Missed pills?: Bleeding usually occurs when the hormonal levels drop. Theoretically, if you take the pills at the same time everyday and never miss a pill, your hormone levels should stay the same and so you should not bleed. But in reality, there is a standard distribution of people in the population for whom 'normal' does not apply and there is variability. ...Read more
2 day late spotty light period last month, now 3 day late period and brown spotting. Never had sex. Periods have usually been regular?
Could be normal: But to be sure you need to have a gyn exam. These symptoms are vague and hard to make accurate assessment with out an exam. Sometimes a simple ultrasound and/or an abdominal exam can be done and in may not be necessary to have an internal exam. ...Read more
Off Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) BC 4 weeks. Had protected sex week after "pill period". Missed period (due today). Tender breasts & lower back. Pregnant/withdrawal from pill?
Will I experience shorter and lighter periods with levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 28?
Yes: Over time, most ocps will cause lighter, less painful, more regular cycles. If taken correctly, they also help with acne, mood disorders, and anemia. Make sure you don't have risk factors such as cigarette smoking, clotting disorders, or thrombotic risks, & be compulsive about taking them daily for best results. Ps - its good birth control too! ...Read more