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can there be any way to shorten the time of my period?

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Dr. William Brown
44 years experience Gynecology
Want short periods: There are ways to limit days of bleeding when menstruating. All involve some sort of hormone manipulations, such that occasional side effects might not be worth it. Of benefit, less bleeding decreases the chances of anemia. Birth control pills with fewer placebo days are now commonly prescribed and placebos are often skipped to avoid menses. Progestin iuds and depoprovera injections do likewise.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
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Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If you execise and lose alot of fat, you may not have a perion. Your menstral cycle is actually pretty delecate. World class atheletes may not have a period. Stress can supress your cycle and some women do not mensturate in the summer months.
Answered on Aug 12, 2013

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BirthControlPill: Yes, being on birth control can shorten your periods and make them lighter as well.
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