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How To Stop My Period For Vacation
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
Seasonale: There are pharmacologic ways to decrease the frequency of periods--these are used by females in the military and certain training programs. Other options would be permanent and involve surgery. Discuss options with your gyn. ...Read more
It will stop when...: It will stop when it stops. If it keeps going and going, an ob-gyn doctor can evaluate and help, but there isn't anything to stop a period in just a few hours... Can't think of a reason why that would be necessary in a normal healthy woman. ...Read more
Normal period <=7d: Normal periods should last 7 days or less. If you are bleeding longer than this, there are many possible causes, but this should be investigated. Hormonal treatments (such as combined birth control pills or synthetic progesterone) can stop a prolonged period, but the cause should first be determined. ...Read more
Hormonal management: Nothing i would recommend over the counter. You will need to call your gyn provider and see if he/she can use hormones to stop or delay your cycle. Not always easy to stop it on a dime like you are wanting. ...Read more
Options exist!: If you are having heavy periods or other problems and want them to stop there are a number of very good options such as a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Endometrial ablation and hysterectomy. You will need to explore your options with an Ob/Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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