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Yasmin Pill

Yasmin pill is an oral contraceptive pill that is also used as a treatment for irregular periods. It is made up of a combination of two hormones – progestin and estrogen. The working principle behind this pill is that it makes the vaginal fluid very thick so that the sperm will never pass through it to reach the egg. It also prevents ovulation or the release of the egg during the menstrual cycle. Weight gain, nausea, headache, and breast pain are some of the common side effects of this pill.

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Can Yasmin pill be taken as a morning-after pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I have read that the Yasmin pill can be used as an emergency morning-after pill. How many doses are required and when can we stop taking them? We got a condom slip and so we are doing this. We have done research that my wife can take two Yasmin pills now and then two pills again after tw...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern and I can help you. First, it is not essential to have pills for having a scare of pregnancy due to a condom slip. There are some actions that need to be successful for getting pregnant. Firstly, the sperm has to be ejaculated inside the vagina...  Read Full »

I am spotting on day 9 of my cycle and taking Yasmin for many years. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 42 years old. I am on Yasmin for many years and was quite comfortable with it. This time also I got my period on time. And I started a new pack on the second day of my pill. It is the 9th day of the pill, and I am still spotting. I am worried because it has never happened before. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Please help me with the following details:- 1. Did you miss any pills? 2. Any weight gain in recent times? 3. Any coital injury if you are suspecting? 4. Is your blood pressure normal? Please do the urine p...  Read Full »

Can I prevent my chance of pregnancy by taking Yasmin?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my periods on the second before two months and then fourth of last month; then ninth of this month. So I assume that I have a 30 to 32 days cycle generally. My husband and I had unprotected sex last week of this month. So are we having any chances of pregnancy? I do not want to get...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Amdihun Essa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your queries about the chance of pregnancy after sex on the 18th day for a 32 to 34 day cycle period. Ovulation always happens 14 days back from the first day of the period, which means you had ovulation on the 18th to 20th day. Therefore, you have some risk...  Read Full »

Will Yasmin pills help in my prolonged period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. My last month period was on time but it lasted only one day. This time it was four days late and not stopping for around 12 days. Same happened in December last year but my cycle was normal since February. Doctor had advised taking OCP Yasmin for three months which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are bleeding for 12 days, for symptomatic relief, please start taking tablet Trapic MF (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) 500 mg three times a day for three days. As you had light bleeding last month, and this time continuous bleeding for 12 days do a urine ...  Read Full »

My serum ferritin is low, and birth control pills make me depressed and tired. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old woman who gave birth to my first child a year back. After giving birth in 2 months, I started taking Yasmin birth control pills. Then they gave me nausea all time, and I did not feel hungry or could eat, so I switched to Yaz control pills after four months, and they...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are few things I like to point out from your history. 1) Yaz or Yasmin is not the right choice of birth control pills right after childbirth ( Yaz and Yasmin are combined oral contraception containing estrogen and progesterone, and this is not safe immediately...  Read Full »

Please suggest a regular contraceptive pill which has less side effects.

Query: Hello doctor, We had unprotected intercourse a few days back, and my wife took ipill after 24 hours. We again had unprotected intercourse 7 hours after she took her ipill. Does she need to take another Ipill, or the first will work? Please tell me the side effects of the regular contraceptive pills ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your wife need not take another ipill. Please remember it is not safe to use ipill in the manner that you have been doing. It is best to get on regular contraception, and condoms are quite effective in contraception if you have apprehensions towards using the pills. ...  Read Full »

Will taking the first four Yasmin pills stop unwanted pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee took four Yasmin pills as emergency contraception. But after that, she felt so weak and had heavy breathing. So due to that, we decided not to take another four pills after 12 hours. Will the first four pills stop unplanned pregnancy? That was taken within less than 30 hour...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Using Yasmin pills for emergency contraception follows the Yuzpe regimen where oral contraceptive pills are used as ECP within 72 hours of last intercourse. As the first four pills have been taken by her after 30 hours of intercourse as per the regimen, so the next s...  Read Full »

What is Yasmin pill used for?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancée and I had unprotected sex a few days back, but I did not ejaculate inside her. Just to be on the safer side, we wanted to use the emergency contraceptive pill. But due to some restriction in the country where we live, Plan B or emergency contraceptive pills are not availab...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, as you have heard, Yasmin can be used as an emergency pill. Even if you have not ejaculated into her, she stands a chance of pregnancy if the pre-seminal fluid, the clear fluid that comes out before semen, which is rich in young healthy sperms, comes in contact with...  Read Full »

I have been having problems with bowel movements and mood swings after changing the oral contraceptive from Yasmin to Yasminelle. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking the contraceptive pill Yasmin for years. Recently, my pharmacy ran out of Yasmin and gave me Yasminelle. Over the last three months (each with Yasminelle) I have had bad bowel movements or IBS, which I have never struggled with before. The only thing that changed was...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Both tablets have the same composition, but still, they might cause such symptoms. You can switch to your previous Yasmin tablets. Do not worry it would not harm you. But even after switching to Yasmin if those symptoms are there then there must be some other cause and...  Read Full »

I had slight bleeding after taking the first dose of Yasmin after 12 hours of intercourse. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female; my weight is 51 kg, and my height is four feet and nine centimeters. I am not under medication. My husband and I had unprotected intercourse, and I took three Yasmin tablets after almost 12 hours of intercourse to prevent pregnancy and took another three tablets...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand our concern. Tablet Yasmin (Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol) is a type of medication known as a combined oral contraceptive pill, which contains two hormones that work together to prevent pregnancy. The bleeding you are ex...  Read Full »

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