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Austin YAZ Birth Control Lawyer

Many Austin women choose birth control pills as their preferred method of contraception. Some women even take birth control pills because the medication regulates their periods or reduces acne. While all medications come with some risks, YAZ, a popular form of birth control, has some significant side effects and risks associated with it.

Unfortunately, many women in Austin are unaware of these potential complications, or may not realize that YAZ is causing their symptoms. If you are experiencing issues you think may be related to or caused by your YAZ birth control pills, it is time to speak with an Austin YAZ birth control lawyer.

What YAZ Is Supposed to Do

Like many birth control pills, YAZ is primarily supposed to prevent pregnancy by regulating hormones. This method also helps to regulate periods and reduce the side effects of naturally occurring hormones, such as acne breakouts. However, YAZ birth control relies on a new form of synthetic progesterone and also follows a different timeline.

Most birth control pills come in a one-month supply that includes a full seven days’ worth of pills that don't contain the hormones. These are the days that women on birth control are intended to have their periods. With YAZ, that time is shortened to just four days, so the synthetic hormones are in the systems of women for longer than they are with other birth control pills.

Side Effects and Risks of YAZ Birth Control

The side effects of YAZ are varied and extensive. While they might be something as simple as a mild headache now and then, they could also be as severe as kidney disorders, debilitating migraines, and dangerously high potassium levels.

On top of these side effects are drug and food interactions. Simple things like antibiotics and vitamin C can actually negate the intended effects of the pill.

Some of the other dangerous side effects and risks of YAZ include but are not limited to the following:

  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Intense Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Numbness in Arms or Legs
  • Fainting
  • Lumps in Breasts
  • Vaginal Discharge

Although many of these symptoms can be harmless, they can also indicate more serious problems. If you experience any of them and your doctor determines YAZ birth control was to blame, you should speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.

Why You Need an Experienced Lawyer

These are just some of the potential risks and side effects. YAZ has been known to cause serious health problems that the women taking it neither expected nor agreed to. If this is a situation you find yourself in, you could be entitled to compensation.

If you started taking YAZ and noticed any unusual changes in your body or life experience, it is time to contact an Austin YAZ birth control lawyer at Colley & Colley, LLP. You may not only be entitled to financial compensation to help with your injuries, but you could help prevent these types of issues from happening to other women in the future.

To schedule a time for a free consultation with one of our qualified attorneys, call us at 1-512-477-2001 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.