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Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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Im on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill for one year.I never missed a pill and take it at the same time.today is my 17th pill and I saw blood.what does it mean?never happened

Im on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill  for one year.I never missed a pill and take it at the same time.today is my 17th pill and I saw blood.what does it mean?never happened

Nothing: This could just be superficial endometrial shedding and is not important. Just wait and see how your cycle progresses. Everything is likely fine. ...Read more

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My period ended over a week ago, but I've continued to discharge a brown fluid up in till now... On yaz for 5 years. Haven't been sexually active lately, and haven't missed a pill. What should I do? Should I be concerned?

My period ended over a week ago, but I've continued to discharge a brown fluid up in till now... On yaz for 5 years. Haven't been sexually active lately, and haven't missed a pill. What should I do? Should I be concerned?

BCP and discharge: First get a serum HCG test for pregnancy. If negative, taking low dose oral contraceptives like "Yaz" can cause breakthrough bleeding if not taking the pill at the same time every night. Stop the pill and wait for five days, and begin a new cycle. Take them within the hour of the time taken the day before. If the brown discharge reappears, switch to another type of low dose pill . ...Read more

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I'm on Yaz(bcp)for 2.5years&I've never missed a pill.I'm spotting 1week before period.I had unprotected sex with withdrawal method once.Can I be preg?

I'm on Yaz(bcp)for 2.5years&I've never missed a pill.I'm spotting 1week before period.I had unprotected sex with withdrawal method once.Can I be preg?

Yes, but not likely: Women who take their birth control pills correctly, are protected every day, all the time. They have no fertile days, so it doesn't matter what added birth control methods are used. Pregnancy is very unlikely. If still worried, one can do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are inexpensive and sold in stores everywhere. ...Read more

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If I miss taking my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill by 20 hours, is it safe health-wise (hormones etc) for me to take the next pill at the regular time 4 hrs later?

If I miss taking my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill by 20 hours, is it safe health-wise (hormones etc) for me to take the next pill at the regular time 4 hrs later?

Yes: If you miss one pill, you should take your missed pill as soon as you remember it. Then you should take your next pill at the usual time. This may mean that you take both pills at the same time. If you miss more than 1 pill, you should refer to the package insert or call you doctor to find out what to do. Taking two pills close together may cause some nausea or bleeding but its safe. ...Read more

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I'm in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp I have 10 active pills left but I have been bleeding on and of for a few days looks like old blood no pills missed I've been omit 2yrs?

I'm in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp I have 10 active pills left but I have been bleeding on and of for a few days looks like old blood no pills missed I've been omit 2yrs?

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