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What can I do to make my period come.?

What can I do to make my period come.?

Pregnancy test: First, rule out pregnancy even if you've had your tubes tied. Then see your physician. He (she) may want to do more tests. If these are normal, prescribed Progesterone tablets for 5 to 10 days will make it happen ...Read more

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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What can I do to make my periods more regular?

What can I do to make my periods more regular?

OCP cycle control: There are many reasons for irregular cycles. Your doctor can likely determine why your periods are irregular, which will allow for proper management. Birth control pills are frequently used to regulate the cycle, even when contrception is not an issue. If birth control pills do not work, there may be a treatable problem such as polyps, fibroids, infection, or endometriosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my period less miserable!?

What can I do to make my period less miserable!?

Depends: If periods are painful, a birth control pill can make them lighter and less painful. If painful, medicines like Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) can ase the pain. Exercize can help. Heating pad to the back or tummy is very helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could make my first period come faster?

Can you tell me if i could make my first period come faster?

First period at 40?: I am not sure that your question is phrased correctly to answer as a "first period" usually connotes a 10 to 12 year old girl starting for the first time. Please re-submit your question after re-phrasing. ...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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could make my periods lighter or shorter?

Can you tell me how I could make my periods lighter or shorter?

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

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I want to get pregnant but I have irregular cycle. What do I need to do to conceive quickly and naturally? How do I know on when my ovulation is

I want to get pregnant but I have irregular cycle. What do I need to do to conceive quickly and naturally?  How do I know on when my ovulation is

It's difficult: Ovulation is 14 days prior to menses ,if your cycles are that regular it's easy.The best thing is to perhaps try to Average 3months and use an ovulation kit or temperature chart.Goodluck ...Read more

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What to do if i want my period how can I speed it up?

What to do if i want my period how can I speed it up?

It depends: I assume you are saying that you have missed menses or long intermenstrual periods and want to shorten/normalize it. It is not that simple. You cannot speed up your menstrual cycle. There are medications that you can take to initiate a bleed but these would not be 'normal' cycles. If you desire pregnancy, there are medications that can help. See your Ob/Gyn. ...Read more

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I want to know how do I get my period to be regular? I want to start on my family, but i'm having problems with my period. What do I do?

I want to know how do I get my period to be regular? I want to start on my family, but i'm having problems with my period. What do I do?

Evaluate with MD: To evaluate why your periods are irregular, see an md. They may check your thyroid, pituitary. May perform an ultrasound. If your periods are more frequent than once a month you could have fibroids or a polyp. If you are very thin or overweight, this could affect too. If you are missing a lot of periods, you might need to get tested for pcos. Bottom line... See a doc and get checked. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to make my period come faster?

Is there anything i can do to make my period come faster?

Birth control: Consider starting one of the many birth control methods. This allows one to regulate menstrual cycles with a great deal of control. ...Read more

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What to do to get pregnant quickly and i just had my period?

What to do to get pregnant quickly and i just had my period?

When you ovulate: The best way to achieve pregnancy is to use ovulation predictor kits and time intercourse for when you are ovulating. If you have normal menstrual cycles, this should be around day 14 (day one being the first day of menses). But, success depends on your fertility (age, health, husbands health and sperm count). ...Read more

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What to do if i get really bad menstrual cramps, what can I do to make it less painful?

What to do if i get really bad menstrual cramps, what can I do to make it less painful?

Several choices: If not on birth control pills that is a good start especially taking them intentionally not to have periods. Very safe. Many women benefit from the hormone iud. If periods are regular starting a Motrin or Ibuprofen product several days in advance sometimes helps. Some women (usually older than you) develop a condition called adenomyosis. Not dangerous but harder to control. Suggest sono if persist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I need to stop my period for my date what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

I need to stop my period for my date what can I do to reduce the bleeding?

Please see your: Gyn there are meds that can be perscribed under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have heavy periods, my cramps get so bad i can't move. What can I do to make my periods less severe? Without birth control my mum won't let me get it

I have heavy periods, my cramps get so bad i can't move. What can I do to make my periods less severe? Without birth control my mum won't let me get it

Hormone Therapy: I would write this to your mother: it is very common that hormones are used in young women with intolerable pain during their menstrual cycles. Many gynecologists use birth control pills to provide this hormone treatments to women so that their monthly periods are not debilitating. I would ask that you attend the visit with your daughter's gynecologist to make sure all of your concerns are open. ...Read more

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I HAVE PCOS AND WANT TO GET PREGNANT HOW CAN I DO THAT. I TAKE BC THAT CAN PREVENT ME FROM GETING PREGNANT. WHAT CAN I DO TO COME ON AND GET PREGNANT.

I HAVE PCOS AND WANT TO GET PREGNANT HOW CAN I DO THAT. I TAKE BC THAT CAN PREVENT ME FROM GETING PREGNANT. WHAT CAN I DO TO COME ON AND GET PREGNANT.

PCOS & pregnancy: PCOS can make it very difficult to get pregnant without the use of ovulation inducing drugs. Weight reduction and assessment for Diabetes also are important. Once the BC pill is stopped you may require a "jump start" of your period with progesterone. Talk to your OB-GYN MD and if needed see a Fertility specialist. ...Read more

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I want to become pregnant and have a baby could you tell me what i can do if my period is not normal?

I want to become pregnant and have a baby could you tell me what i can do if my period is not normal?

Get checked : If your cycle is off you may not be ovulating. That is critical in getting pregnant so that needs to be checked first. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to make my period lighter?

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

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could plavix (clopidogrel) make your period lighter?

Could plavix (clopidogrel) make your period lighter?

Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) is unlikely to make your period lighter. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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Light Periods (Definition)

Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short ...Read more