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Estrogen Stop Period
For a short time: If a woman is bleeding very heavily, and comes to the hospital, one of the possible treatments is high dose estrogen by iv, which will work for a short time. However one of the common ways i treat a woman with heavy prolonged bleeding who i see in the office is birth control pills, which contain estrogen. Sometimes i need to give her 2 or 3 a day for several days to stop the bleeding. ...Read more
I was given estrogen to stop my period, but its giving me headaches. If I stop taking it will my period come back?
My period has lasted over a month and i'm leaving for vacation in 1 week! the dr can't get me in soon enough, so can I take estrogen to help stop?
Progesterone: The cause of a prolonged period - lasting a month as yours has done - is usually lack of ovulation which causes lack of progesterone. Progesterone stabilizes the lining of the uterus and signals when the period is to come. Treatment is usually either bcp or progesterone. Either will need to be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
My doctor said she gave me the Depo-Provera shot and estrogen pills that would stop my period is that true?
Yes: That usually works. If not, please be in touch with your doctor as he/she will want to check things out further. ...Read more
I got the Depo-Provera shot for birth control and my period has been on for a month , will estrogen pills help stop it?
Temporarily: The number one side effect of depo-provera is unpredictable and irregular bleeding. Sometimes that will improve when treated with oral estrogen (usually birth control pills are employed) - but unfortunately nothing is 100% and even the additional estrogen may not work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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