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3 Safe ways to stop your period

There are 3 possibilities to stop menstruation for a period of time: taking Primosiston medication, the contraceptive pill that you already use without interruption or the use of IUD with hormones, but it is important that the gynecologist assess your general health so that the best method to stop your period is used.

Although some women drink water with salt, water with vinegar or use the morning-after pill, these are not recommended because they can harm your health and cause hormonal changes, besides not being proven to work scientifically. In addition, it is more difficult to know if the contraceptive method used was effective if the woman had sexual intercourse.

Ibuprofen remedy has no effect on your period and therefore can not be used to anticipate, delay or interrupt menstrual flow because it has some side effects and should only be used under medical recommendation.

3 Safe ways to stop your period

Can you stop menstruation immediately?

There is no safe or effective way to stop menstruation right away, so if you want to delay your period due to an appointment next week or next month, you should talk to your doctor about the best method to delay the onset of your period.

What to do to stop menstruation

Some safe strategies to stop menstruation are:

  • For 1 or 2 days

If you wish to anticipate or delay menstruation for 1 or 2 days, the best option is to take Primosiston, which is a medication that should be prescribed by your gynecologist. See how to take primosiston.

  • For 1 month

If you want to stay 1 month without menstruating, ideally you should take the pill you are accustomed to without interruption. So you just need to take the first pill of the new carton just after the previous carton is finished.

  • For a few months

To go without your period for a few months it is recommended you use a continuous contraceptive pill, because it has a low hormonal load and is made to be used continuously, without pause and therefore there is no bleeding. Another option is the placement of an IUD with hormones by the doctor. However, these two methods are effective in making you period absent but there may be small bleeding at any stage of the month, which can be a disadvantage.

When is it recommended to stop your period

The doctor may find it necessary to stop menstruation for some time when blood loss is not advised due to other health issues such as anemia, endometriosis and some types of uterine fibroids. In these cases the gynecologist will indicate the best method to stop menstruation for a certain time until the disease is properly controlled and the loss of blood is not a problem.

Who should not stop menstruation

Girls before the age of 15 should not stop their period because in the first few years of the menstrual cycle it is important for them and their gynecologist to be able to observe the interval between cycles, the amount of blood lost and if PMS symptoms are present. These factors may be helpful in assessing the health of the girl's reproductive system, and using mechanisms to stop menstruation, do not let these parameters be evaluated.

How to stop the discomfort caused by menstruation

If you have difficulty tolerating your period because of PMS symptoms or cramps, you can use some strategies like:

  • Consume more foods rich in omega 3's, 6's and 9's;
  • Drink natural orange juice every morning;
  • Eat more banana and soy;
  • Take chamomile or ginger tea;
  • Take supplements of vitamin B6 or evening primrose oil;
  • Exercise daily;
  • Take medication like Ponstan, Atroveran or Nisulid against cramps;
  • Use contraceptive methods like vaginal ring or an implant to regulate menstruation.

Normally menstruation lasts on average between 3 and 10 days and comes only once a month but when there are hormonal changes or when there is an illness present, the menstruation can be more prolonged or come more than once a month. 

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  • FATHIZADEH, Nahid et al. Evaluating the effect of magnesium and magnesium plus vitamin B6 supplement on the severity of premenstrual syndrome. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 401-405, 2010
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