Ask the Nurse

I’m 46 and perimenopausal for 6-7 years. I take Yaz birth control. I still get light periods, but how will I know what hormonal stage I’m in if I’m on the pill? The weight gain and hot flashes really bother me.

You should see a women’s health specialist for a perimenopausal evaluation. You may need to take the low dose hormonal contraceptive continuously (no placebo, no period) and be evaluated for other conditions. Low dose hormones like Yaz, Beyaz, Gianvi do NOT cause weight gain.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

June 2, 2017 at 9:02am