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A 44-year-old member asked:

last time i took a break from the pill my period was worse than ever before and it terrifies me that i have to do it again?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Options: Why do you have to take a break from your pill. If you're doing well on it, there is no need for a break. In addition, if you're done having children, you may be a good candidate to end your periods with an endometrial ablation. I like Novasure personally, but other methods may help as well.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

When will I start getting my period again?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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After breastfeeding: Some women get their period back within a few months, some women don't get it for almost a year or more. If you are still breastfeeding you will likely not get your period until you stop or until you are feeding less frequently than every 5 hours or so, usually once your baby starts sleeping through the night.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why my period last to much ?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Time to see your doc: If you see a doctor for heavy periods, they will want to make sure that you don't have any fibroids (usually benign tumors of the uterus) or polyps (growths of tissue from the uterine lining). If you have always had heavy periods, you may want to make sure you don't have a bleeding problem in general. Sometimes there is no definite cause, but knowing it isn't cancer is a must. Next, treat it.
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A 19-year-old member asked:

How do I keep my period on track?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Good diet/exercise: Many things can make a period irregular. You should first take a pregnancy test and then see your doctor. Stress, diet, medications, exercise, etc can influence the timing of periods. Likewise, problems with your thyroid, obesity and disorders of the ovaries can also effect your cycles. Contact your doctor for appropriate tests/treatments.
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Dr. David Finke commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
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Depending on the type of irregularity, your doc may want to make sure there is not a risk of cancer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How do I know if my period cramps are normal?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Variable.: Everyone's pain tolerance is different. Here are some questions i ask to see if the cramping is normal. Are you able to go to work or school when you have your period? Do over-the-counter pain medications like midol or Motrin help your pain when taken at the recommended doses? If you answer no to either then your period cramping may be excessive.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How come a week before my period I feel the urge to eat everything in the fridge and pantry?

4 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The morning after pill which is otc may delay a little but will not stop it.

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