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A 21-year-old female asked:

my periods are really heavy and i was wondering if there is anything i can take at home besides ibuprofen & tylenol (acetaminophen) to slow my bleeding a little bit?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Consider the pill : Ibuprofen is probably more helpful than other analgesics. The pill can significantly reduce the heaviness and the discomfort of your period. A progestin only pill, the nuvaring, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) or an iud are other good options, as is a medication called Lysteda good luck.

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Last updated Aug 31, 2015

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