How can I stop menstrual bleeding?

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For various reasons, a woman may want to know how to stop menstrual bleeding temporarily. It could be that she has an event coming up that she wants to skip her period for or she is bleeding heavily and feels discomfort. If you do wish to stop menstrual bleeding, you must first talk to your doctor about the safety of the method you plan to use.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use birth control pills in order to stop menstrual bleeding. You can alter your cycle by continuously taking the active pills within the packs of your birth control pills under your doctor's advisement. When you skip the inactive pills and start on a new pack, you will skip your period for that cycle.

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    Get a prescription for a specific birth control pill that stops periods. For example, women that take Seasonale will only have their period four times a year or every twelve weeks. You will be instructed to take 84 active pills and then seven days of inactive pills while on Seasonale.

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    Consider IUD insertion. The Mirena IUD is a device inserted by your gynecologist into your cervix. The IUD secretes a small amount of progestin daily in order to prevent pregnancy. According to CNN, approximately one third of women that have an IUD do not get their periods during the insertion period.

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    Try an herbal remedy to stop menstrual bleeding. Yarrow and red raspberry leaf are two herbal remedies that women have used to stop their period.

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    Steer clear of any substances that can bring upon the menstrual bleeding or prolong it. This includes aspirin and products that contain aspirin.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep in mind that the only permanent way to stop menstrual bleeding is to have a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the woman's uterus because of a medical issue.

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