A menstrual cycle is a very important part of every woman’s life, but sometimes it may be too inconvenient. There are a lot of reasons why you would like to stop your period for one day. Maybe you are going to the wedding or some other special event or you have planned to spend the evening with your boyfriend. Menstrual periods may be very unpleasant and painful for a woman.
If you are wondering whether it is possible to stop the period when it has already started, read this article and you will find out. How to stop your period from coming? What can I take to stop my period as soon as possible? Is there any pill to stop period once started? In this article you will find the answers to these and similar questions about stopping or shortening your period.
We will tell you how to delay period and also how to stop menstruation when it has already started. You will find out some of the best ways to stop your period for a day or even for a couple of hours.
How to Stop Your Period
Ultimately, deciding to stop your period is a choice that you can make with your doctor. The goal here isn’t to tell you how to live your life (your uterus, your choice, #feminism), but to give you comprehensive information that will allow you to make an informed choice. If you have decided that you want to stop your period, there are a few different ways your doctor will likely suggest you can go about it.
If you want to stop your period using the pill, you can skip the sugar pills and take the hormonal pills continuously.
Seasonal Birth Control
If you don’t want to stop your period entirely, you can opt for a birth control, like Lybrel, Seasonale, and Seasonique, that only gives you 4 periods a year.
Many women who have the Mirena IUD, which can protect you from pregnancy for up to 5 years, find that their periods become shorter and less frequent. In some cases, they disappear completely, though there’s no guarantee of this.
Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera)
One of the most effective forms of birth control, the Depo shot causes some women’s periods to stop after a year of continuous use. You’ll need to get the shot every 12 weeks to make it effective.
Similar to the Pill, the vaginal ring (or NuvaRing) is meant to be worn inside your vagina for 3 weeks and then taken out for the 4th week, so you can have a period. To use this to skip your period, you just replace the old ring with a new one with no break in between.
If you do decide to stop your period, have a discussion with your doctor about using birth control with that intent. Messing with your menstrual cycle using hormones can be risky. Sure, the benefits seem great now but when it comes to your reproductive health, it’s important to take long-term risks into consideration. It’s your choice, girl. Just be informed and confident about how and why you’re making that choice.
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