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want to stop my menstrual periods

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hi...i want to stop my menstrual periods...because of heavy bleeding..about 30 ml a day for two days and then about 10 ml for next 3 days...i hv salads daily and even fruits sometimes...i hv stoped chicken...still it u think stoping it is a good option? Can i take some medicines for it? How safe is it?
Do i really need to menstruate? Is it good or bad for female body?
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replied January 24th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A18849

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Menstruation is a normal phenomenon in a female body that occurs during reproductive age. Preventing it or stopping it can result in other hormonal problems and later on you might face infertility issues. Periodic menstrual cycles are indicative of normal functioning of the reproductive system with periodic egg release from the ovary. You can choose to have shorter periods with use of birth control pills, or delay the periods to having it 3-4 times a year with use of birth control methods. Visit your gynecologist for more details and discussion along with evaluation to find out which option suits your needs and body.
If you are worried about the heavy periods, then you can request for having hormonal and blood work-up done along with ultrasound scan to see if there are any abnormalities that can be corrected to help you have normal periods.
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