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Why Are My Periods So Light
Many possibilities: Your profile says you are 44 years of age, so the things that can cause heavy periods for your age include: fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus), polyps of the uterine lining, being overweight, and hormone related changes that result in an imbalance in the ratio of estrogen (too much, which thickens the lining of the uterus) to Progesterone (too little, which works against the estrogen effects). ...Read more
????: Why would u want to do that?, you are the 1st person I have ever heard of in 28 yrs taht I have been in practice who wants heavier periods , if you have had a workup and everything is normal, no reason to have heavier periods if you are already having periods. ...Read more
Options: There are many causes of heavy periods. We can not diagnosis you here but 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. ...Read more
Short period: The main reason for light/ short 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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