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A 27-year-old female asked:

Will motrin or regular aspirin stop or slow down a period?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Aspirin and motrin help with menstrual pain and symptoms .They donot affect the amount of bleeding
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
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Aug 31, 2014
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Platelet inhibition: NSAIDs can help relieve discomfort during menses, but since they inhibit platelet aggregation, can increase the amount of bleeding during a cycle. This effect should be minimal. These medications should not stop a cycle or make it shorter.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2018
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