A 48-year-old female asked:
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what can i do to make my period lighter? i am 48, no kids and no birth control pills.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Talk with your: Gynecologist. Some types of oral contraceptives can lead to shorter and lighter period. Take care.
Answered on Nov 24, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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Thanks Dr. Berg.
Nov 24, 2013
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg commented
31 years experience General Surgery
consider an endometrial ablation.
Nov 24, 2013
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Tracy Berg commented
31 years experience General Surgery
the endometrial ablation is very effective
Nov 24, 2013

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