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How can I stop my period once it has started.... if that's possible?

How can I stop my period once it has started.... if that's possible?

Stop period: You may be able to do this with hormonal medication such as a birth control pill under the care of your primary care doctor or OBGYN.

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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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Am I able to stop my period once it has started April 20th (today) and stop it by April 24th which is Friday? What type of birth control is best?

Am I able to stop my period once it has started April 20th (today) and stop it by April 24th which is Friday? What type of birth control is best?

Depends: There are many types that would be appropriate from pills to IUD - you should understand each one and know if you would like to be pregnant sooner rather than later. If sooner then pill, if later (years) IUD

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Can ibuproben help stop your period once it has started?

Can ibuproben help stop your period once it has started?

Menses and Ibuprofen: No. If anything, Ibuprofen may cause blood to clot less and could actually make the bleeding more. It can help with cramping though.

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How can I stop my period?

How can I stop my period?

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.

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How can I stop my period?

How can I stop my period?

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.

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If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

Maybe: Without knowing what brand of pills you are on, I can't be precise. However, its sometimes possible to shorten the duration of your period by taking fewer of the placebo pills. For example if your pill package consists of 21 active pills and 7 placebos, you can shorten your period by starting a new pill pack after taking 3 of the placebo pills instead of 7. www. Healthtap. Com/drcharleswhiting

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Can I stop my period when im in it?

Can I stop my period when im in it?

For medical reasons: We will stop periods with hormonal therapy for medical reasons before it starts and sometimes when they are extremely heavy. However, there is no practical way for you to stop your period on your own once it has started.

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How do I stop my period for a night?

No can do: If you plan ahead, you can alter the way you take birth control pills to control when your period is going to come. If you're not on the pill or are in the middle of your period, there's really no way to stop it for a night.

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How can I stop my period immediately?

How can I stop my period immediately?

I don't think: Mother nature installed us with on- off switches for menstruation. Discuss options for managing you period lenth with your gynecologist.

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How can I stop my period from coming?

How can I stop my period from coming?

Couple of ways: There are birth control pills that lets you have cycles less frequently, or a procedure called endometrial ablation that can lighten/stop heavy menstrual cycles.

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How can I stop my period before it starts?

How can I stop my period before it starts?

If: On birth control, you could skip the placebo pills and start the next pack. But if not on birth control, no other way. If you are pregnant, that would keep you from a period, but not a recommended way to avoid your menses.

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How can I stop my period on the first day?

How can I stop my period on the first day?

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.

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How can I stop my period just for a couple of hours?

I don't think that: There is an 'on-off' switch to instaneously stop your period.

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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