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How can I make my period flow more lightly?

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 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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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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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)

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