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Why Is My Period Lighter Than Usual
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
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
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
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
No: It may affect the timing but not the severity or heavyness. ...Read more
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
Can having sex for the first time alter my hormones and make my period lighter also making my period blood brown?
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
My period lighter not filling a tampon last month W/ light cramping through the month. This month spotting 2 days before then normal 3days &stops sudd?
Probably normal: Our cycles can vary from month to month. Any time there is a significant change, you should always check a pregnancy test. Our cycles can be lighter when we make less estrogen as in perimenopause or in athletes (runners and gymnasts). Assuming you are not pregnant, watch to see how your next cycle goes as this does not sound worrisome. ...Read more
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
10 days late but got my period, lighter than usual, only get cramps the first 2 days. About to finish & cramping up never happened before. Pregnant?
Did u start the: Pill? Sometimes wt changes make a difference, otherwise no big deal, don't get pregnant, please. Gd luc. ...Read more
Is it normal for my period to stop for 24 hours then start back up again? Lately it's been shorter and lighter than usual.
Irregular bleeding: 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. ...Read more
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