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Is it possible to interrupt a period that has already started?

Is it possible to interrupt a period that has already started? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Jan 19, 2013 - 18 answers

A Women-Only Question: Inner Workin's

Female/menstruation/BC issues requiring anecdata. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Oct 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I skip my periods?

Nuvaring and skipping my periods: is it OK? Do I really need to ramp it up? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 7, 2011 - 18 answers

See Spot. See Spot Stain.

I had a lady problem. You gave me a lady solution. The solution stopped working. Now I need more help from the best not-a-doctor-not-my-doctor around. Graphic details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Firsthand information about endometrial ablation

Please tell me what you know about endometrial ablation as a means of lessening or hopefully stopping my bleeding. (This is a female-parts question.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Red States vs Blue Pills

Dumb birth control pill question: why don't I need to use a backup method while taking the sugar pills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2008 - 25 answers

Make my period stop. Please.

My doctor put me on a new brand of birth control (Lybrel, which claims to "remove your period"). After one month, my period started and has not stopped--and I am almost completely done with month two. It is aggravating. How can I stop my period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2008 - 28 answers

How can I shorten my period naturally?

Is there a way to shorten my period that does NOT involve birth control? I have a period that lasts seven to nine days, seven if I'm lucky. At least three to four of those days are quite heavy. It's a huge pain, for reasons detailed under the cut. Would weight loss work? Diet? Increased exercise? Ancient herbal secrets? Is there anything, anything at all? Has anything caused a permanent shortening of your cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 - 37 answers

Skipping periods on birth control

Skipping periods on birth control - how does it work, and why didn't it when I tried? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2008 - 13 answers

How long does it take for the hormones to leave my system?

What can I expect from taking a break from hormonal birth control? How long does it take the hormones to clear out of your system? Which hormonal birth control side effects disappear and which stay? Factual and anecdotal advice welcome! [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 24, 2007 - 23 answers

The logistics of using birth control to regulate menstrual cycles

Can birth control prevent ovulation a day or two before it occurs? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jul 18, 2007 - 21 answers

Do not care for the crimson wave

I'm going back on the pill again and wondered what the best course of action is... [more inside]
posted by sweetlyvicious on Jun 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Is NuvaRing giving me an unstoppable period?

Is my NuvaRing making my period wonky, and will it eventually stop? Has anyone had similar side-effects from starting on the Ring? Womanly cycle details inside. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jun 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Abnormal Cycles

I have had irregular, painful menstrual cycles from the age of 14, but in my 20s they basically became inverse periods: a few days of not bleeding, with most at a low, constant flow, and a few like a normal cycle. When it’s bad, I feel like I have a constant low-grade flu, with fatigue, muscle ache, mental fogginess, and wild moods of sadness and anger. Several pelvic exams and sonograms have shown no fibroids nor anything anatomical that should be causing this. I’ve tried birth control pills (that caused weight gain and nausea, even at low doses), and the ring and the patch, which didn't help at all. I spent a few years on Norplant with no cycle at all, but terrible problems with weight gain that I am still struggling with. The only product I have had luck with was Lunelle, which is no longer available in the US. Has anyone else ever dealt with this and found something that worked? I’ve seen many gynecologists over the years and none have an answer. I'm in my early 30s now and seriously considering a hysterectomy because I can't live like this anymore.
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2004 - 8 answers

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