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How can I make my period flow more lightly?

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How can I make my period flow more lightly?

Oral contraception: While oral contraceptives or birth control pills are traditionally prescribed to keep someone from becoming pregnant, we also prescribe them to manipulate one's menses or period. If you have a frequent, heavy and/or prolonged periods, especially to the extent of becoming anemic, your family doc can prescribe you ocp/bcp to lighten your flow, sometimes stopping completely. Good luck! ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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How can I make my period more consistent?

How can I make my period more consistent?

Use of: oral contraceptives can sometimes help to regulate one's menstrual cycle. Please discuss with your doctor/ gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I make my period not flow so heavily? Remove iud?

How can I make my period not flow so heavily? Remove iud?

Ibuprofen may help: Many women find that ibuprofen, or similar medications for arthritis such as naproxen, can help decrease menstrual flow and any associated cramping. However, these medications can have serious side effects, so check with your doctor first to learn about these medications and what to watch out for. ...Read more

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How can I make my period shorter?

How can I make my period shorter?

Please talk to your: Gynecologists there are medications that s/he can prescribe that can make your period shorter. ...Read more

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I'm on my period for the first time in 8 mths and it's so heavy I can't open my legs to even walk sometimes, how can I make it lighter ???

I'm on my period for the first time in 8 mths and it's so heavy I can't open my legs to even walk sometimes, how can I make it lighter ???

Evaluation: It is certainly not normal to go 8 months between periods. First you need an evaluation to find the cause. Some are very serious and other are not. But depending on the reason you would need one of several treatments. So first priority is to get a diagnosis. they usually hormonal treatment can help prevent the problem ...Read more

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Got my period 5 days early and it is really heavy and blood clots. Why would this be? I have to change every hour. Could I be pregnant? Please help

Got my period 5 days early and it is really heavy and blood clots. Why would this be? I have to change every hour. Could I be pregnant? Please help

Not pregnant: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon. The fact that you are having a period, rules out pregnancy. If this recurs, you should consult your doctor. You should consider taking oral iron supplements to avoid becoming anemic. ...Read more

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My period is extremely heavy and lasts about 10 days. i dont want to take birth control so what could i do to make it lighter and shorter?

My period is extremely heavy and lasts about 10 days. i dont want to take birth control so what could i do to make it lighter and shorter?

To start...: First if this just started and you have been sexually active the first step is to get a pregnancy test. If this has been done already and negative then you would need lab testing(blood work) to check hormones issues which might be causing this problem. It all depends on what the cause of the prolonged periods is in order to decide what is the right treatment. See GYN specialist for this. ...Read more

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How can you tell how long your cycle will be? When I get my period I only bleed for 3 days.

How can you tell how long your cycle will be?  When I get my period I only bleed for 3 days.

Period length: Normal is about 4-5 days. You may just be lucky and have shorter periods. If you are on the pill, your periods tend to be shorter and less painful. ...Read more

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If my cycle can last up to 35 days, and I'm overweight, will it be harder for me to get pregnant?

If my cycle can last up to 35 days, and I'm overweight, will it be harder for me to get pregnant?

It might be harder: It may be more difficult to get pregnant if your cycle length is 35 days or longer due sporadic ovulation and obesity suppression of the same. Start now and find out if you have a medical mitigating cause for the obesity such as PCOS or Diabetes and take action to remedy the condition by MD medication, proper diet and exercise to lose the excess pounds. Once done ovulation frequency may improve. ...Read more

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Befor my piriod 3 days and during it I am so dipresed and crying. What can I do? Because it getting worse more and more.

Befor my piriod 3 days and during it I am so dipresed and crying. What can I do? Because it getting worse more and more.

Low serotonin: It can be treated in many ways. A serotonin reuptake inhiibitor like citralopram 10 mg for the 10 days before each period might be sufficient. Evening primrose oil 3, 000 mg a day during that period could also be of help. Be sure you have enough vit d3. Take care of yourself. Eat healthy, take a good vitamin with iron, get a good night sleep, increase rhythmic movement through the day, destress. ...Read more

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I was wondering how can I make my period lighter and shorter naturally and effectively? Please help ASAP!! I am just tired of having heavy periods!!

I was wondering how can I make my period lighter and shorter naturally and effectively? Please help ASAP!! I am just tired of having heavy periods!!

Unfortunately....: This is not possible naturally with the exception of becoming pregnant. Hormonal therapy a la birth control pills can be very effective in controlling this problem. ...Read more

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After I first masturbated my vagina changed, it is now brown, lumpy and saggy, I want to know how can I make it lighter and smaller?

After I first masturbated my vagina changed, it is now brown, lumpy and saggy, I want to know how can I make it lighter and smaller?

Reverse time-travel: From cradle to grave, our bodies change over time. Faster or bigger changes happen if there are injuries, surgeries, illnesses, or childbirth. The vagina is inside the body. The vulva is outside the body, and vulval skin darkens through puberty and beyond. The darker skin is normal and supposed to be there (just like darkening of nipples and penises). Life does not travel back in time. ...Read more

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Could this mean pregnancy? If so, when should I test to get the best results? Should i bother taking this to my dr.? I usually have periods every 28 days. They are very painful, make me sick and a heavy flow. This time, i started spotting 3 days before my

Could this mean pregnancy? If so, when should I test to get the best results? Should i bother taking this to my dr.? I usually have periods every 28 days. They are very painful, make me sick and a heavy flow. This time, i started spotting 3 days before my

As : As doctors, anytime a fertile, sexually active woman has an abnormally light or missed period, the first thing we do is rule out pregnancy. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5 to 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you even earlier. It is always better to be safe than sorry and to know sooner rather than later. Good luck! ...Read more

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I missed a meal and got really really hungry (low blood sugar). How can I get it back to normal?

I missed a meal and got really really hungry (low blood sugar). How can I get it back to normal?

Sorry: But you may have been hungry , but your blood sugar wasn't low. You body has mechanisms to prevent that from happening during a fast. Otherwise you would die during sleep. Your body is much more complex and sophisticated than you give it credit for. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How can I make my period end faster?

How can I make my period end faster?

Shorter periods: Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods. Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena). ...Read more

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How can I make my period flow more lightly?

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Oral contraception: While oral contraceptives or birth control pills are traditionally prescribed to keep someone from becoming pregnant, we also prescribe them to manipulate one's menses or period. If you have a frequent, heavy and/or prolonged periods, especially to the extent of becoming anemic, your family doc can prescribe you ocp/bcp to lighten your flow, sometimes stopping completely. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to make my period flow come sooner?

How to make my period flow come sooner?

Usually not possible: Once you ovulate (release an egg) at mid cycle (day14 +/-) it is not likely that you can cause a period to co me sooner. ...Read more

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Can exercising make your period flow heavier?

Can exercising make your period flow heavier?

It should not!: It may make your flow "seem" heavier, but it does not. In fact to much exercise in a female can abolish periods. If your menses are heavy consistently, see your doctor! best... ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sudden change in the amount of period flow?

What is the cause of a sudden change in the amount of period flow?

Many things: Age, hormonal changes, weight changes, fibroids and polyps are just a few of the reasons. If it is one time thing then usually this self corrects. If it happens each month then consider seeing an obgyn to discuss options for cycle regulation. ...Read more

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I've heard that excercising and stretching and stuff can make your period flow heavier. Is this true?

I've heard that excercising and stretching and stuff can make your period flow heavier. Is this true?

Not unless on cycle: Menstrual blood accumulates in the vagina during a period if a tampon is not in place. If you stretch and exercise your contracting muscles will "push out" any accumulated vaginal blood making it seem that your period is temporarily heavier. If you are not on your period, then the answer is no, exercising does not increase menstrual bleeding it actually helps to minimize cramping. ...Read more

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Why is my period flow reducing drastically?

Why is my period flow reducing drastically?

Progesterone: Often when women have been exposed to Progesterone or have an imbalance of hormones, excess Progesterone can cause reduction of flow. Problems with thyroid or weight can also cause (thin/heavy). Rarely ovarian problems cause decreased hormone production. Keep a menstrual diary and see a doctor for evalution. ...Read more

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Does a period flow get lighter at night than during the day?

Does a period flow get lighter at night than during the day?

Yes: Rest does improve bleeding activity may increase bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes a period to be very light compared to normal period flow?

What causes a period to be very light compared to normal period flow?

Two things: There are two things that make for a light period. One, a minimal endometrium growth due to hormonal contraceptives or other hormonal reasons. The second reason is pregnancy in which the light flow is due to bleeding from that source. ...Read more

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My period flow has suddenly reduced. I'm not comfortable. Anyway I can increase my period flow.

My period flow has suddenly reduced. I'm not comfortable. Anyway I can increase my period flow.

May be normal: Your decreased menstrual flow may be completely normal. It can be caused by some medications or changes in diet, exercise, or weight. To know how to increase it you need to find out why it decreased and this will require a full history, exam, and appropriate testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is my period flow heavy during the day, but at night there's barely anything at all? is it normal for this to happen?

Why is my period flow heavy during the day, but at night there's barely anything at all? is it normal for this to happen?

Normal: Yes, this pattern of bleeding is normal. During the day, you are upright and moving around, which helps move the blood from your uterus out of your body. When you are lying down at night, gravity and movement play less of a role so the flow is often diminished. ...Read more

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I am 3 days late for my period and it feels like my period flow is about to come but it doesnt come. Been like this for 3 days?

I am 3 days late for my period and it feels like my period flow is about to come but it doesnt come. Been like this for 3 days?

First question: is could you be pregnant??? If answer yes...take a test! If the answer is no RELAX,,,,,,3 days late is NOT an unusual occurrence for even the most REGULAR of women! Hope this helps Good luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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I've had a steady period flow for two months. Most of the time it has been lighter, but for about a week it was extremely heavy! what could it be?

I've had a steady period flow for two months. Most of the time it has been lighter, but for about a week it was extremely heavy!  what could it be?

Abnornal: That is very abnormal. Certainly needs to be evaluates. Causes include hormones problems (pcos, thryoid problems, prolactin problems), infection. Cancer or precancer cells of cervix or uterus, uterine polyps or fibroid. Those are the most common possibilities for sure. Would see your obgyn first to begin an evaluation. ...Read more

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Period flow has reduced to 2 days for the last six months (but regular) 1st day its brown and red day its a red period? why,anything wrong?(24yr old)

Period flow has reduced to 2 days for the last six months (but regular) 1st day its brown and red day its a red period? why,anything wrong?(24yr old)

No: Everyone's period is different in some way. Many things can also impact the regularity of one's cycle (e.g. weight changes, diet changes, stress, etc...). Monitor the trend of your periods. If you notice a consistent change over a six month time span, get with your OB/GYN for a discussion about a possible work up. ...Read more

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Was given microgyno 30 to balance my periods. But was told it reduces period flow. I do not want a reduced period flow. Kindly assist. I am worried ?

Was given microgyno 30 to balance my periods. But was told it reduces period flow. I do not want a reduced period flow. Kindly assist. I am worried

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Don't stress.: All birth control pills make your endometrium (lining of the uterus) build up less during your monthly cycle, so the flow of your period is shorter and lighter. This isn't at all harmful to your body and the pill should balance out timing, heaviness, and predictability of your cycles. ...Read more

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Can becoming vegan change your period flow?

Can becoming vegan change your period flow?

Vegan diet: A strict "vegan diet" is usually low on some proteins and occasionally vitamins. More likely to affect your menstrual flow is pre-menopause, as periods are usually irregular, and sometimes light flow occurs without ovulation. See your gyn provider for possible testing ( ultrasound of the uterus, and FSH level). ...Read more

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Does a heavier period flow mean your pregnant?

Does a heavier period flow mean your pregnant?

You are not pregnant: Bleeding in general means one is not pregnant. So, no, not in any way does a heavier flow indicate pregnancy. Having a period is the definition of not being pregnant. ...Read more

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How can I increase my period flow during period?

How can I increase my period flow during period?

Certain meds: Nsaids, aspirin, vitamin e, gingko biloba can increase your blood flow during your period, increased physical activites also can lead to increased menstrual flow. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more