A 17-year-old female asked:
What foods or anything can i take or do to jumpstart my period? i've heard of vitamin c and warm baths?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Wives' tales: To my knowledge, there's nothing save for hormones that can provoke a period. If vitamin c and warm baths provoked period, we would likely use that over hormones, like progesterone. If you want greater control over your period, best is to take a birth control pill. With that you can skip a period by taking the last week of placebo pills. Best of luck!
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