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I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?

I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?

DUB: This is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is bleeding occurring outside the normal menstrual cycle. This could be from hormonal changes or structural. Get it evaluated especially since the bleeding is heavy ...Read more

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I have had my period heavy for 23 days now. I take Cryselle b.c. As directed. I am throwing up now and have bad cramps still after the 23 days and it does not seem to be lightening up. ?

I have had my period heavy for 23 days now. I take Cryselle b.c. As directed. I am throwing up now and have bad cramps still after the 23 days and it does not seem to be lightening up. ?

Needs to be checked: You are vomiting and having bad cramps even after taking Cryselle bc for 23 days and you are throwing up with bad cramps.I suggest you either get checked again by your gynecologist or go to ER and get checked ...Read more

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If a girl is pregnant, would it be normal to have monthly regular periods? Not lightening or spotted pink periods. Regular red periods.

If a girl is pregnant, would it be normal to have monthly regular periods? Not lightening or spotted pink periods. Regular red periods.

No! Not possible: Bleeding in pregnancy van never be a cycle. It is "bleeding in pregnancy". Ovulation cannot occur during pregnancy due to the hormonal environment. Additionally, a period is the shedding endometrium layer. This cannot occur in pregnancy. It is a very unfortunate medical myth that should be halted with education. All bleeding in pregnancy needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?

Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?

Suppress ovulation: Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation. The estrogen it regulates periods. They also increase a protein called sex hormone binding globulin which binds extra sex steroids and can decrease acne. Some rare side effects include blood clots in legs. It is best to give a new pill three months to get used to it. ...Read more

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What are different ways you can lighten your period or reduce the flow?

What are different ways you can lighten your period or reduce the flow?

Many meds or ways: Please see your obgyn for an evaluation to make sure nothing strange or bad is going on, and then there are both medical and office surgical options depending on the cause and your ferttilty desires. ...Read more

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How do I lighten my period for a night?

How do I lighten my period for a night?

Birth control : Birth control methods are very effective at providing cycle control and decreasing bleeding. Schedule a visit to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Could throwing up lighten your period?

Could throwing up lighten your period?

Not in general: If you had a significant illness it could impact your period. If you are bulimic, vomiting and significantly stressing your body — it could impact your period. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofens and paracetamol when taken together Slade down and lighten your period?

Can ibuprofens and paracetamol when taken together Slade down and lighten your period?

"Slade down"?: I have to confess that I'm stumped by what you mean but the two drugs taken together should have no such effect. ...Read more

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What are ways that you can shorten and lighten your period without birth control?

What are ways that you can shorten and lighten your period without birth control?

Doctor can evaluate: An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate to see if a woman's periods are too heavy, too long, or otherwise abnormal. If the periods are average, just like other women's, but the patient wants to make them shorter and lighter, there may not be a way to do that unless without hormones such as those in birth control pills. ...Read more

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How long until birth control lightens my period?

2-3 months or sooner: It generally takes about 2-3 months for your body to get used to a hormonal contraceptive. During this time, it is not uncommon to feel bloated, have irregular bleeding, experience increased acne, etc... But these symptoms subside and are much better within 2-3 months. ...Read more

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How many cycles until birth control lightens my period?

How many cycles until birth control lightens my period?

2-3 Months: It takes a few cycles for thel pill to have its full effect. Every pill has different ratios and types of Estrogens and progestins. Also, the number and dose of the pills can vary. If you are a faithful pill taker, you should know by the end of your second or third pack. If you're not 100% satisfied, contact your dr to see if a different pill would help. ...Read more

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May I give my 11 year old birth control pills to lighten her period she heavy and want to lighten her periods

May I give my 11 year old birth control pills to lighten her period she heavy and want to lighten her periods

M.D. visit: I would suggest seeing your pediatrician to have these symptoms evaluated. The underlying cause of this should be further evaluated. I would also suggest that she have her hematocrit checked as well. ...Read more

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Does taking iron pills help lighten my period? And if not. Are there any remedies besides birth control that will help?

Does taking iron pills help lighten my period? And if not. Are there any remedies besides birth control that will help?

No: Iron helps you prevent your blood count from getting too low. The best way to fix your periods is to find out why they are heavy. You should be evaluated for hormonal and anatomical reasons for heavy periods. The cause is the best clue to provide the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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How to lighten up a period?

How to lighten up a period?

Birth control pill: If you are having heavy period, you might consider starting birth control pills. They can regulate the hormone and also regulate your period. ...Read more

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After fingering saw lots of brown blood then second day was lots of red blood then 3rd-4th day lightened brown blood. Period? Period was due in 3days

Adult words: We are professionals and adults here. Masturbation can cause trauma but this sounds like you have your period. Periods come early and late randomly. ...Read more

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I'm on tri-previfem 28 day. I have taken 4 inactive pills (sun-wed) & got period yesterday. Can I start a new pack to lighten/slow my period?

I'm on tri-previfem 28 day. I have taken 4 inactive pills (sun-wed) & got period yesterday. Can I start a new pack to lighten/slow my period?

May not help: It's normal to start your period while you are on the inactive pills. I cannot guarantee that starting a new pack will lighten or slow your current bleeding cycle and thus I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a habit as it just isn't a guarantee. If you wanted to avoid having your period in general you could skip the inactive pills every month altogether. You may have just light spotting. ...Read more

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What's the most affective birth control pill to take to help lighten/stop my period? I'm 18 and smoke.

What's the most affective birth control pill to take to help lighten/stop my period?  I'm 18 and smoke.

Any low dose pill: Any low dose birth control pill will accomplish what you want, though it might take a few cycles. Talk with your physician about what your exact goals are. Smoking at age 18 is not a particular risk factor but will become so as you get older. I will not belabor all the negative health effects of smoking, but you should really try to stop. ...Read more

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What are some OTC ideas to lighten a really heavy period so I can swim?

What are some OTC ideas to lighten a really heavy period so I can swim?

Please see your gyn: No otc will help that and u need a proper workup to determine the cause and to make sure u have nothing that would require any type of surgery like a fibroid or an endometrial polyp, etc, and once u have had a proper workup by your gyn and if u don't need any type of surgery, your gyn can get u on the proper treatment to make your periods have less blood loss. ...Read more

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How much aleve (naproxen) should u take to lighten and shorten your period?

How much aleve (naproxen) should u take to lighten and shorten your period?

Aleve (naproxen) does not: Aleve (naproxen) will not lighten or shorten your period. I might help with cramping pain from menstruation. But this will not shorten your period or lighten it. Even women on birth control will still have periods. ...Read more

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2 day period?

2 day period?

Possibly normal: Without any more information, such as what is normal for the patient, or if hormonal contraception is involved, or any contraception at all; this may be perfectly normal, not a sign of a problem, or early pregnancy. ...Read more

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