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How to make my period lighter?

How to make my period lighter?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills make women's periods shorter, lighter, and less painful.

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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Can you tell me how to make my period lighter?

Can you tell me how to make my period lighter?

See gyn: Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods. Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena).

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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 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!!

Unfortunately....: This is not possible naturally with the exception of becoming pregnant. Hormonal therapy a la birth control pills can be very effective in controlling this problem.

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How do I make my heavy period lighter?

See your gyn: For a proper workup as to why the period is heavy and then depending on your situation, there is medication or minir surgical alternatives like in office endometrial ablation, or hospital robotic hysterectomy as a last resort.

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Can there be anything i can do to make my period lighter?

Can there be anything i can do to make my period lighter?

Heavy periods : There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation.

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Please tell me if there is a natural way to make my period lighter?

Please tell me if there is a natural way to make my period lighter?

No natural way: There is no natural way to make the period lighter. It requires pharmacological intervention, i.e, birth control pills. They typically make a woman's period shorter and lighter, but not 100 % all the time.

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What can I do to make my period lighter? I am 48, no kids and no birth control pills.

What can I do to make my period lighter? I am 48, no kids and no birth control pills.

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation.

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Could jogging during my cycle make my period lighter or shorter?

Could jogging during my cycle make my period lighter or shorter?

Yes: Excessive exersise( esp. running) can lead to amenorrhea. If concerned see your ON-GYN physician Best of Luck.

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Help! need to know if there's any way i can make my period lighter?

Medications: There are several medications that can make periods lighter. Birth control pills usually help. Some women find that taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication like Advil (ibuprofen) during their period can help. An IUD can help.

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Can having sex for the first time alter my hormones and make my period lighter also making my period blood brown?

Can having sex for the first time alter my hormones and make my period lighter also making my period blood brown?

Sex: Having intercourse will have no effect on your hormones. It will also not effect the color of your period blood. The only exception would be if you had sex the first time near your period and your hymen was broken and some old blood occurred due to that.

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What to do if i started taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED to either make my period lighter or stop it completely. Has it worked for anyone else?

What to do if i started taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED to either make my period lighter or stop it completely. Has it worked for anyone else?

Yes: Birth control pills will typically make periods lighter and less painful than when not on any medication. Some women who take the pill regularly do stop having periods, but there is not guarantee this will happen.

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Why is my period lighter this month?

Why is my period lighter this month?

See below: Periods are variable with respect to length, volume and color.

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Why is my period lighter than normalthis month?

Periods: Every period is different. I'm not a women, but it could be that you had less endometrial tissue in your uterus. I your worried abut pregnancy, take a preg test 5 days after your period. Otherwise f/u with your ob/gyn.

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What can make your period lighter and faster?

What can make your period lighter and faster?

Lighter period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause.

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Losing weight or not eating well make your period lighter ?

Losing weight or not eating well make your period lighter ?

Severe weight loss: Severe weight loss, such as with an eating disorder and anorexia, can minimize or oven stop periods by lowering estrogen. Smaller amounts of normal weight loss don't usually have any significant effect unless you get malnourished.

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Whay is my period lighter this month with mucos? Thank you ;)

Cycle change: Its not unusual to have a change in your cycle occasionally. If there are no other symptoms, i would wait and see what happens over the next few months.

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