I'm taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and I'm due for my period around Sunday-Monday. I've been having moderate cramps and tonight I am spotting (brown).Should I be concerned?

Breakthrough bleed. Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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.

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How long does the brown spotting last...beeen taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for nearly two wks. Period finished a wk ago. Makes me emotional.

Variable. Spotting on any birth control pill may last up to 3 months or longer. If it is present even in the second pack then it is best to switch your pill. This dose may be low for you. or the combination in Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may not be suitable for you. You can try Loestrin 1/20 and see what happens or you can go to a higher dose Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) which is called Yasmin. I know it is frustrating to have this spotting last so long. Read more...

Spotted immediately after unprotected sex. Have had brown spotting for two days. Period was supposed to end 2 days ago. Taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. Help?

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...
Post coital bleed. If you had some remaining menstrual tissue that hadn't been expelled during your period, sex may cause it to come out. Female orgasm and sex in general causes some uterine cramping (contractions). The other concern would be a cervical infection and bleeding from the penis hitting the cervix with subsequent bleeding. Read more...

Period irregular on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). For 6 months got period twice a month. Next 3 months got brown period only. Last 2 months only very rare light pink spotting?

Take a pregnancy tes. Your body could be adjusting to the medication. However if you skipped a day or if there is any chance you can be pregnant I would get a pregnancy test. Why were you placed on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) in the first place. Estrogen builds up the lining of your uterus and progesterone causes it to shed. I would also get labs checking your thyroid and prolactin levels which can affect your period. 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...

I'm on my 2nd week of 3rd pack Yasmin and started spotting and bleeding with mild cramps. Been having BTB since started Yasmin. Normal? Before on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).

Breakthrough. bleeding is very common on birth control pills. It usually stops if is going to after the thrived pack of pills. Your choices are to finish this pack and see if it happens again or to see your doctor about changing to a different pull. Read more...
Normal. Breakthrough bleeding (BTB) is normal on birth control, especially very low dose (usually referring to the estrogen dose) versions. Two things about birth control: 1. There are hundreds of different types. If one doesn't work, find another one. 2. For young women, without a history of blood clots, birth control is usually a net gain. Preventing pregnancy, ovarian, and uterine cancer. Read more...
Side effect of BCP. BTB is infortunate side effect. If tolerable you may continue, otherwise change the BCP . Read more...