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How Can I Make My Period Shorter
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'm on Orsythia. Can I make my period shorter by starting a new pack after I've taken some of the blue pills of my old one? Or finish blue pills?
Yes!: You can shorten the last week of pills if you like. For example, you can take the first 3 weeks of pills, and then only take the first 4 pills of the fourth week. On day 5 of the fourth week, you start the first pill of a new pack. This will shorten your periods and can improve PMS, headaches, etc. You must always take all of the first 3 weeks. As long as you do this, you will be protected. ...Read more
Would donating plasma during my period, make my period shorter? It only lasted 2 days and usually lasts 6.
Nope: Donating blood or blood plasma really doesn't effect the events leading to a period. ...Read more
Can anemia make my period shorter?(i had a one day period, bled once only) my haemoglobin came out to be 6.3, is this the reason for my short period
Short & long story: Your short period at 6.3 hemoglobin may be a "survival" mechanism for this "long story". When the blood level of red blood cells plunges to this low level, your ability to carry oxygen to the peripheral tissues diminishes greatly.As a result mother nature will try to "conserve" red blood cells lost during your period. I hope you are seeing a md to find the cause and are taking an iron supplement. ...Read more
Hormonally: Really, only birth control pills (or ring or Mirena iucd), can shorten periods. Some say that taking nsaids can shorten and lighten periods, but i don't find that works as a rule. Lysteda is a new drug in the usa that is approved for lightening up heavy periods--you take it for up to 5 days---expensive! (but non-hormonal! ...Read more
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