Women's Health Community
How to lighten a period
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to women's health issues, including bone health, gynecologic cancers, genetic testing, heart disease, infectious diseases, work issues, mammograms, reproductive health, sexuality, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

How to lighten a period

I am 33 yrs old.  I had my tubes tied two years ago after I had my 3rd C-Section.  My period is very heavy now.  It is fairly regular and doesn't last too long (about a week), but for that week I can barely go anywhere because of the heavy bleeding.  I was wondering if there is something I can do.  I don't really want to take a birth control pill again.  I would rather take care of it naturally.  I would appreciate any advice.  Thanks.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
274158_tn?1276350787
I don't know if you have any other options except for bc. My sister had her tubes tied and had issues with a heavy period. She didn't want to take bc either so she just deals with it, unfortunatley.
Blank
221731_tn?1199296760
I found that taking Acetominophen lightened my periods tremendously.  I wouldn't recommend taking a lot of it though because there's side effects of course.  Acetominophen is found in Midol and other Pre-menstrual tablets.  Ibuprofen has the opposite effect and I've read that it can make it heavier.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Women's Health Answerers
1527510_tn?1392304944
Blank
Carly1306
United Kingdom
136956_tn?1363091289
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
arlandonbloom
CO
9090222_tn?1401649595
Blank
Madpi
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
LaChaparrita89