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How To Make My Period Lighter
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
Oral contraception: While oral contraceptives or birth control pills are traditionally prescribed to keep someone from becoming pregnant, we also prescribe them to manipulate one's menses or period. If you have a frequent, heavy and/or prolonged periods, especially to the extent of becoming anemic, your family doc can prescribe you ocp/bcp to lighten your flow, sometimes stopping completely. Good luck! ...Read more
Don't: Trying to alter your period can make it more irregular. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Hormonally: Barring that you are a non smoker and have no medical problems that would preclude you from taking hormones, you may want to consider a contraceptive pill; progesterone containing IUD(Mirena,Skyla);Nexplanon. Some people even like taking progesterone at time of menses to shorten it. You should open a dialog with your Physician to discuss this as it is a fairly common question....Good Luck :) ...Read more
My period is extremely heavy and lasts about 10 days. i dont want to take birth control so what could i do to make it lighter and shorter?
To start...: First if this just started and you have been sexually active the first step is to get a pregnancy test. If this has been done already and negative then you would need lab testing(blood work) to check hormones issues which might be causing this problem. It all depends on what the cause of the prolonged periods is in order to decide what is the right treatment. See GYN specialist for this. ...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
Be patient.: Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy & possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise & weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more
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