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I get bad pains, flooding, late and heavy periods, sometimes I am unable to move because of this, how can I reduce the pain or stop it?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Know your options
The cause of the heavy periods is not something we can always answer. There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods.
Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation if you are done having children.

In brief: Know your options
The cause of the heavy periods is not something we can always answer. There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods.
Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation if you are done having children.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Christopher Duggar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Birth control
I reccomend some type of birth control for cycle control; this can include pills, shot, and/or iud.
I also reccomend starting nsaids like Motrin 1-2 days before menses for better pain control.

In brief: Birth control
I reccomend some type of birth control for cycle control; this can include pills, shot, and/or iud.
I also reccomend starting nsaids like Motrin 1-2 days before menses for better pain control.
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
you should see a doctor first to examine you and establish the cause of bleeding, after this more likely will receive the apropiate treatment as mentioned above. treatment without proper diagnosis can hide serious medical conditions that can be harder to treat later.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Birth control pills
Most women will respond well to cycle control with bcp's.
Even if you don't need birth control (if you have no contraindications) it is ok to take bcp's just for cycle control. Most women on bcp's will have lighter periods, less cramping, less clotting, and better cycle control. If that doesn't work there may something else going on such as polyps, fibroids, infection, or endometriosis.

In brief: Birth control pills
Most women will respond well to cycle control with bcp's.
Even if you don't need birth control (if you have no contraindications) it is ok to take bcp's just for cycle control. Most women on bcp's will have lighter periods, less cramping, less clotting, and better cycle control. If that doesn't work there may something else going on such as polyps, fibroids, infection, or endometriosis.
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many choices for you
Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests.
Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.

In brief: Many choices for you
Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests.
Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.
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