How to make a menstrual period faster

Updated July 19, 2017

Women are often looking for ways to shorten their menstrual period. There are several ways that pills and other contraceptive tools can be used to eliminate the menstrual cycle; however, a doctor's recommendation and supervision is recommended when using medications and internal birth control tools. There are several simple things a woman can do from home to help the blood flow quicker from the uterus. Many of these steps will not only help the menstrual cycle end sooner, but will assist in cramping as well.

Use only sanitary pads. This allows the blood to flow freely out of the body, without any blocking by use of tampons. Because the sanitary pads absorb fluid outside of the body instead of internally, your body is not inhibited from allowing blood to flow freely. Tampons block the flow of blood while they work to absorb.

Exercise. Exercise will increase blood flow through the entire body and allow the blood to flow more easily from the uterus.

Apply a heating pad to the lower abdomen. Heat assists not only in easing mentrual cramping, but also in dilating the blood vessels in the area. When blood vessels are dialated, blood flows more fluidly and quicker through the area.

Drink water. Many women are worried that drinking water will increase fluid retention in the body during their period. In fact, drinking more water helps the body release the fluids and toxins instead of causing the body to hold onto them. The release of toxins aids in the body flushing itself out through the blood released during the menstrual cycle.


If you are experiencing heavy bleeding or are interested in using birth control or other medicines to adjust your menstrual cycle, it is recommended that you consult your physician.

Things You'll Need

  • Heating pad


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