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How To Stop Ongoing Periods
See your GYN:
There are many options available to decrease or stop your periods altogether. They range from medications to in-office procedures to major surgeries.
Pick the one that works with your lifestyle.
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I want to stop my ongoing period. And want to delay the date for 10 days. What am I to do? And I am having my period right now.
Too late: Although BCP may modify the frequency of your periods, once it started, there is little you can do. The question is why would you want to do it in the first place? ...Read more
Ok, doc out me on 10 days of progesterone to stop ongoing period. It stopped by day 3 now started again on day 7. What should I do still have pills?
Itchy and sore 1-2 weeks before period? No STD tests negative. Husband works away so no frequent sex. Ongoing for months stops when period starts?
47 yr female put on pill to stop period I had for over 3 wks. It worked for a few months now it’s back for over 1 1/2 weeks. Now what?
Ultrasound: Or hysteroscope to check the uterine lining. Possible D&C to sample and reset the uterine lining. ...Read more
My periods have only been lasting 2-3 days since my D&C 4 months ago. The first day is light, 2 heavy days and it just stops. Gyno did u.s, normal.?
Bleeding pattern: Normal has a wide spectrum. Your bleeding is normal. ...Read more
Period: There's no way to stop your period for one day if u have already started but if you want to delay your period and u r on the 'pill' u can keep taking it without interruption, meaning start the next pill pack as soon as u finish one. ...Read more
Generally no: As a general rule riding a bike won't stop your period if you are on one or prevent you from having periods. There are situations where female athletes training hard for a race will stop ovulating and not have periods but it takes fairly serious training for this to happen. Best wishes! ...Read more
Periods: Hormones can be prescribed for delaying periods. Combine contraceptive pill can be taken in continuity missing sugar pill to avoid having periods. If stopping periods is needed for long and because they are heavy mirena is an option too. Please consult your family doctor for detailed discussion. ...Read more
Menopause: There is a wide range of ages for menopause from 35 to 55 years old. You may have the change about the same age as your mother did. There are other things that may affect the time you stop your periods. There are more women going into the 50's before going into menopause these days. ...Read more
Not normally.: 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
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
Hard to do...: There are birth control pills that can allow you to only have 4 periods/yr. There are also birth control shots and an intra-uterine device that can significantly lighten your period or in some cases stop them all together. But until you go through menopause or a hysterectomy, there is no sure fire way to stop periods completely. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some women's reproductive systems are very sensitive to changes in weight, and if so, only a small gain may stop periods temporarily. Also, losing a relatively small amount of weight may sometimes help periods become more regular again. ...Read more
Possible reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
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Discuss w your: Gynecologist if this is a pattern. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more
Any illness: That stresses or taxes your body enough. ...Read more
Pregnant vs others: # 1 on the hit parade list of reasons is pregnancy. There are a host of other reasons from ovarian cysts to endocrine causes such as thyroid dysfunction, if the pregnancy test is negative. ...Read more
Ibuprofen may help: But remember this can do a doozy on your gastrointestinal lining, kidney and liver. ...Read more
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