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Any women tried progestogen to stop your periods?
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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
Depending on how heavy your periods are, it can work- it is used often to treat excessively heavy menses on a short term basis and of course progestin is the truly "active"ingredient in birth control pills, which can be taken nearly continuously over several months at a time.
Breakthrough bleeding is the biggest problem and longterm suppression of ovulation can have other risks and benefits.

In brief: Yes
Depending on how heavy your periods are, it can work- it is used often to treat excessively heavy menses on a short term basis and of course progestin is the truly "active"ingredient in birth control pills, which can be taken nearly continuously over several months at a time.
Breakthrough bleeding is the biggest problem and longterm suppression of ovulation can have other risks and benefits.
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