Doctor insights on:
How Can I Stop Cramps On My Period
Cramps: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
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
Depo bleeding common: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may be a better option for you if you want to avoid pregnancy and increase your chances of stoping your periods. ...Read more
Need more info...: This is a complicated question that depends on your age, and desire for future fertility, etc. There are surgeries that permanently end your periods: Hysterectomy, endometrial ablation. You can get a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Over 50% of women on MIrena (levonorgestrel) stop having periods in 1 year. If you want to stop for a honeymoon, you can do some things with your birth control pills. Re-ask with specifics. ...Read more
Hormones, Procedure: Heavy flows can be remedied relatively easily with the birth control pill, and iud, a medication called lysteda, or, for example a simple procedure called endometrial ablation. The procedure should only be done if you are finished having children and ideally have a permanent form of birth control on board. Of course, your gyn should check that all is ok first with a sono, and some labs. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Birth control pills: Many women want to stop their periods early for a special trip. The only practical way to do this is to start a new pack of birth control pills early, in fact you can avoid the period all together by not taking the sugar pills at the end of the pack. You start oral contraceptives with the first day of you menses which will shorten you period but no guarantee about shortening it to only one day. ...Read more
Birth control pills: Hormonal contraception is a great way to control your period. You can skip the placebo pills and restart the next pack. Nuvaring can be exchanged without taking a break. Same with the patch. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop some people's periods. Depoprovera shot can too. ...Read more
Don't eat Carbs: Bloating is due to bowel gas increase from decreased motility of the bowel. This is a Progesterone effect but is markedly increased by the food that produces bowel gas, carbohydrates. Progesterone also increases Insulin resistance causing lower blood sugars and spurs cravings for carbohydrates. Vicious cycle! don't eat carbs and you won't have the problem. Rice potatoes, sugar, wheat, corn, . ...Read more
Can't: Sorry, once the gate opens, must finish process. Can often be forestalled / postponed with meds (bcp) in advance, or triggered early. ...Read more
Call the doc: Who put u on that pill, and ask your doc, I do not prescribe that generic pill, I use mostly monphasic pills, my #1 pill is loloestrin and if my pts want to skip the period they do not take the placebo pills and start a new pack, this works much better with a monophasic pill than a tri- phasci pill that u are on. ...Read more
Heavy menstrual blee: Heavy bleeding with menses can be caused by several things. There is probably little you can do on your own to make a big difference. Birth control pills, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or prescription Lysteda are medical options. An outpatient endometrial ablation is a good option for many women. An ultrasound can determine of uterine fibroids are present as well. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Because of the hormonal fluctuations, many women do experience cramping and some diarrhea periodically during their cycles. Is this a normal occurrence for you? Generally, as long as you keep well hydrated, you will fare well. If it is more than 5 days after your menses ceased, on this occasion, you might be dealing with a viral gastroenteritis. Pepto bismal helps - but only for occasional use. ...Read more
See doctor: Get medication from your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How can i stop my period for my holiday?
- How can i stop my period for my wedding?
- How can i stop my period today?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How can i stop my period?
- How can i stop my period temporarily?
- How can i stop my period for a day?
- How can i stop my period forever?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free