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What If Your Period Doesn T Stop
What does it mean when your period stop already and 2 days later you spot a little after u take a shower this has happened too times now this week?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
Hormonal causes: Tis sounds like an hormonal inbalance, such as pcos or other reason such as thyroid or other reasons, . See your dr.
Continuous OCP: Continuous birth control pills, skipping the placebo week, is a good way to temporarily skip your period. You can do this for months on end, as well, and you won't cause any harm, though you may have some breakthrough bleeding. If you are going on vacation or wish to skip a period, talk to doctor about prescription for continuous birth control. Best wishes.
Pregnancy or other: If you normally get regular cycles, but then have a cycle where you do not stop bleeding, the first thing to rule out is pregnancy. After this is ruled out, the possibilities might include physiologic changes (pcos, thyroid disease) or anatomic changes (polyps, fibroids). Check with your doctor!
No more periods: If you are asking when a women no longer has a period, menopause, it will be different for every woman. The definition of menopause is no menstrual cycle for one year. The average age is 51 years-old. Most women will go through a transition of irregular cycles, skipping cycles before they actually stop for good.
Birth control option: For cycle control, The use of hormonal contraception (birth control pills) can be very useful. By skipping the placebo pills of each month's pack, you can "override" a cycle. The injection Depo-Provera will also reduce periods but will take longer to do so. Additionally, the Mirena/Skyla IUD also help to reduce cycles with time. If future preg is not desired, an endometrial ablation is an option.
Tampon?: I don't think you can "stop" your period for just a few hours and then start it up again. All you can do is use tampon to stop/absorb flow for short period of time then switch back to sanitary napkin or pad. You can manipulate timing of your periods by adjusting how you take hormonal contraception. Talk this over w/your doc. Helps if you explain why you want to do this so s/he can better help you.
Usually with hormone: The most effective way to try and stop a period early is to take hormones, either starting birth control pills or taking Progesterone pills. And taking hormones doesn't always work. The period is the lining of the uterus shedding, so if there is still more lining to shed even taking hormones may not get it to stop.
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