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What Can I Do To Make My Period Lighter Other Than Birth Control
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can skipping the last 3 pills of your birth control before the sugar pills make your period lighter?
21 f on birth control, period started late, period lighter than normal, pain in my belly that's not normal, been tired a lot more lately. what wrong?
Suppression: I am focused on the fatigue. BCP can suppress testosterone in young women significantly enough to cause loss of energy, fatigue and loss of sex drive. BCP can suppress bleeding so that menses may be lighter. Belly pain may be unrelated and bowel related. Ultrasound would help rule out pelvic issues that may cause pain. ...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
If I just started birth control, is it normal to get a longer lighter period? Also I get brown stringy discharge
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
I just had my regular 5 day period, and a day later a lighter bleeding started. can this be because I decided to stop taking birth control?
More info needed: I can answer your questions on sunday feb 14th 11am ...Read more
Yes: Birth control pills control the timing of your period, and the flow is often lighter than usual. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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