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How do I make period shorter?

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Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Hormonally

Really, only birth control pills (or ring or Mirena (levonorgestrel) iucd), can shorten periods.
Some say that taking nsaids can shorten and lighten periods, but i don't find that works as a rule. Lysteda is a new drug in the usa that is approved for lightening up heavy periods--you take it for up to 5 days---expensive! (but non-hormonal!

In brief: Hormonally

Really, only birth control pills (or ring or Mirena (levonorgestrel) iucd), can shorten periods.
Some say that taking nsaids can shorten and lighten periods, but i don't find that works as a rule. Lysteda is a new drug in the usa that is approved for lightening up heavy periods--you take it for up to 5 days---expensive! (but non-hormonal!
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