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How Do I Shorten My Period
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
I get really bad pain during my period. I can't take it. I want to know how to end my period permanently.
Birth Control Pills: Since you're young, your best options are either birth control pills taken for continuously or extended cycles longer than one month; or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Both have Progesterone that in addition to preventing pregnancy, also minimize growth of the inner uterine lining which becomes your menstrual period. This tissue makes prostaglandins that when released during your period causes cramps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With hormones.: You can take birth control pills continually or by skipping the "inactive" pills for one cycle. Sometimes it can be withdrawn early with progestins to adjust timing of the cycle. See your physician to make the best decision and determine if this is possible for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The average age is: About 12.5 years old in the us. But it can vary significantly (9 to 16 yo). ...Read more
Hormonally: Really, only birth control pills (or ring or Mirena (levonorgestrel) 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
Varies: Try to be close to your weight that is appropriate for your height. Lose or gain weight as needed. Hormonal lab evaluation is helpful. Monthly Progesterone agents or oral contraceptive pills will help make your cycle regular also. Irregular cycles are related to ovulation problems. ...Read more
How can I stop my period for the weekend I get married tonight and I just got my period can I use contraceptives I do use them?
Start pills: You probably can not stop the cycle that has already started. You can start the pack now though. ...Read more
Ovulation: Estimation of the ovulation and free period is based on the menstrual cycle of the patient. For cycle of 26days the ovulation is usually at day 12. One can conceive after ovulation and from day 10 to 14. From day 15 to 26 are free days. Since spermatozoa can survive upto 6days, one have to be careful of intercourse after the menses to avoid conception. ...Read more
Late period: If your period is more than one week past anticipated date, then please contact your physician. It would be important to ensure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Malnutrition Problem: Once a woman or girl w/anorexia starts her recovery - starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance - her period is likely 2 return. Recovery can be very tough though & relapse common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. If you have not had treatment, start with http://www.Anad.Org. ...Read more
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