How to Stop Your Period

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An overview on how to stop your period

There are many women out there that would love to know how stop their periods due to inconvenience, heavy bleeding, or the overwhelming symptoms that can cause cramps and pain . There are some woman that are done having children that would like to stop their periods for good while others would just like to stop their menstrual cycle for a short time until they are ready to have a child. There are even some women that would just like to postpone their periods so that they can take a vacation or finish a particularly stressful time at work. There are also many theories on how to stop your period, but only a few of these suggestions actually work, which is why it is important to

seek medical advice on how to stop your period.

There are a few ways to postpone your periods and a few others that will simply just reduce the amount of bleeding there is and the symptoms that come along with your period.

If you want to stop your period for one day read our article 7 tips on how to stop your period for one day

Having a complete hysterectomy is the only way to stop your periods all together. This type of surgery will only be performed if there is a medical reason. Most doctors do not like to perform this type of surgery on people until they are older because it will put women into complete menopause, which should only happen later in life. Also a complete hysterectomy would mean that the woman would no longer be able to have children. If the woman is young and still thinking about children this solution to how to stop your period should not be considered.

How to Stop Your Period for a Short Time

To stop your period for a short time you can consider taking the pill. Most doctors will give women the contraceptive pill for three weeks and then the fourth week they will have their periods, but there are some types of contraceptive pills that can be taken for the entire four weeks of the month, thus temporarily stopping your period all together.

How to Stop Period Pain and Cramps

There are different ways and methods to stop your period pain forever. If you are looking for a natural long term treatment you should read Menstrual Cramps Cure. You can stop your period cramps forever in about 60 days in a very healthy and natural way. I’ve tested it and wrote a review for you. Read it now!

Natural ways how to stop your period

When looking up how to stop your period some may find it interesting to read that breastfeeding can also stop your periods. After you have a child your period does not return for a few months if you are bottle feeding your baby. After these few months your period normally goes back to normal. This is not true for nursing mothers. Many nursing mother will report not have a normal period for many months after their delivery, which is one way to stop your period for the duration of your breastfeeding.

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143 COMMENTS

  1. if your 12 and need to stop your period drink lots of alcohol every 2 hours it wont get u drunk if u drink it fast or looking up at the roof wile your drinking it. P. s. my 12 year old girl did it and it worked.

  2. Hey I was wondering how can I stop my period for every I can’t stand it it gets on my nerves I can’t take it no more at lease stp for a couple months cause wen summer time wen my period cum on I can’t wear wat I wont cause my period be on I be mad I can’t deal with periods no more please help me out how to stp it for a while I be wonting to wear pretty clothes but can’t wear them cause of my period I hate that it bleed to much and get in my clothes I be piss off

  3. I started my period on fri the 8th and I just want to stop it for a day because,I was invited to my mothers friends birthday and I went to my baby brothers birthday yesterday and I wanted stop it today how do you stop it please help me i’m 13

      • Its called menoria when your period is nonstop you need gyno oncologist to check your uterus to make sure it’s not infections or cancer me they put on hormones because one of the reasons your lacking either estrogen or progesterone make sure if doctor doesn’t do anything keep going til you get answers good luck and god bless

    • Help me im only 15 and this saturday im going to a waterpark with my sister for her birthday and i just got my period today is there any way i can stop it until sunday so i can enjoy the hot guys the water and being with family. Please help me i’m only 15

  4. Errmm…I’m 13 And Iv’e Been On Since The 14th And I’m Going Out On Wednesday With My Mates And My Bf But I Don’t Want Too Have Less Fun Because I Have Cramps,Help Please
    (I’m 13)

    • Me to it is ok. I have never had sexual intercorse and I did not have my period for almost 4 months. Then when I eventually started I was on it for over 3 weeks and it was very heavy. (I’m 15)

    • Go to the doctor! You have an irregular menstrual cycle (same thing happened to me)… I didn’t take care of the problem and eventually I was admitted into the ER with severe anemia and underwent two blood transfusions!

      • I had very bad bleeding nd did end up in the hospital and got blood transfusion. Horrible experience anyways, I was diagnosed with Pcos and unless I take birth control I will never have a normal period nor will I get it .. My problem is it’s been 2 years and I need a break from these pills!!!!!:(
        Any suggestions?

    • Thats not normal sometimes pepl just hav it different but that can be serious definitly go straight to your doctor

  5. I have been on for 4months and it won’t fucking stop and I don’t wanna tell no’one how can I stop and I aint going ta the doctos!!…

    (I’m 14)

    • Girl, this is not normal.GO TO A DOCTOR or tell your mother or teacher or friends. You are risking your health. This is nothing to be ashamed of.

    • Ellie. First of all, you seem to be white trash. Having a period is the least of your worries. Grow up and go to “Ta Doctors.” Learn how to spell and get an education. Otherwise you’ll be a drain on society while your pop fifty kids and collect welfare. Good luck and hopefully you’ll marry somebody with money; because you’re screwed.

  6. On 09 January 2013 i started to use Nur -Isterate family plan injection and two week from went on menstruation, started like stop until went to the clinic n they sent me to the doctor who gave me Cyklokapron to use for four day. then i had a toothache and did root canal and be on antibiotics for five day then the spotting start again and this is full bleeding – two week. How to stop it help?

  7. There is no-way to stop but I’m sorry girl but 4 months is not normal see a doctor its not that bad and tell someone close. I’m on my but its coming to the end so its very light mymy 3rd day I’m normally on for 4 days (is that normal) hope this help you solve you promblems

  8. im on the depo shot and my menstral is completely thrown off, its heavy and clots sometime i flow for two weeks n then get a two or three day break then its back its annoying

  9. Well I’m late but you can take Midol: Teen. And it stops cramps for the rest of your period sand you shouldn’t worry. Have Fun. Just keep yourself clean also, because I don’t think your friends would wanna smell your period while you guys are out. 🙂

  10. I’m 13 and I have a dance competition in 4 days
    I’m due my period, but there hasn’t been any signs yet, is there any way to prevent it for a few more days?

    • GO TO A DOCTOR. This is not normal. He will tell you what to do. We can’t help you with your medical problems here.

  11. Hello im 21 and i have deen on my period for 4 months.and i just want it to stop i have no kids.and im hopening i can soon. I want to go get it ched out bout i dont know when to go with out insherrents.can u please help me fast i will do to day.

  12. PLEASE help me ASAP!!!!! I am 13 years old and I have bearly started my period last month I haven’t got it this month so it’ll probraly be this or next week. I am taking TCAP and they do not let me use the bathroom. Can’t you belive that? I take two hour tests and I have a really heavy period. In about an hour or so I HAVE to change my pad. The first time I got it was a nightmare I got it through my pants in just 2-3 hours!!!! I do not want this to happen again is there any way to stop it for about 3 or 2 hours?? Please help me ASAP!!!

    • Usually after you start, you’ll skip the next month or maybe even a few. I had my first at the end of the summer in July and didn’t get it again until October and after that it was regular. If you perhaps get a doctors note explaining your problem with heavy flow and needing a break then give that to the examiner you may be allowed but you may also have to take it seperately so as not to disturb other pupils and to ensure you get the full amount of time required without cheating. Best thing to do is pad up and perhaps use a tampon? Before you start, try out a few different types to see which best holds lots of water. Also carry a bottle of body spray with you on the day incase of period odour. If it’s non school uniform, wear Trackies, if not try a baggy skirt so you can’t see any outlines of thick padding.

  13. for me its completely normal for me to saok thru a pad in an hour. so two to three hours is not bad at all. just breathe and change. its ok.

  14. help I just started my period like 2 days ago and i am kind of going out with someone on a date and it is tommorow what do i do i am going to get so embarassed

  15. Hi. Im 14 and i have just had my first period. I havent told my mum but next weekend is easter and we are going swimming and kayaking. Help. I want it over. Any suggestions? Please help

    • Hi, well your gonna have to tell her so you can either do the direct i got my period or just write a note, maybe call her upstairs and tell her…hope it goes well

  16. Hi. Im 14 and i have just had my first period. I haven’t told my mum and next weekend is easter and we are going swimming and kayaking. Help. I want it over. Any suggestions? Please help

  17. I got my period yesterday (Saturday) and I’m leaving to go on vacation on Monday. Is there anything I can take or anything I can do to stop it or postpone it for a week ?

  18. I got my period yesturday, im 13 and my cousins are coming into town for vacation. They want to go swiming. But I fear tht I wont be able to participate with my period going on. Help!

  19. Hello I know what you are going through I go through the same thing. Dont worry just wear a tampon…if your not comfortable wearing a tampon then you could use these remedies :eat a banana in the morning and one in the evening or go to your doctor and he will recommend these tablets I’m 12 and he gives them to me so there good for people our age.
    Hope this helps

  20. Yea its really normal. Your period just didnt adjust yet dont worry mine once didnt come for one whole year just relax there is nothing to worry about.

  21. my question is…
    My period has started last March 27, and also i started taking BC pills on the first day of my period, i was wondering because my period gets lighter, i think its normal to get a lighter flow but is it really prolonging my period? my normal is 4-5 days only, during the 5th day its just a spot, but now (5th day) its lighter flow yet i’m pretty sure it won’t stop soon,,,, if i stop taking pills (after 4 tablets) what will happen… appreciate your reply.thanks..

  22. As annoying as tampons can be, you should try them. They are not affected by water, so you can easily go swimming without your pad becoming useless or leaking onto your swimsuit.

  23. I had my period for two months straight before so I went to my doctor. I sat down, told him, and he gave me a prescription for progesterone and said to get an ultra sound in a couple of months. I took the progesterone and the bleeding stopped in less than 3 days, the next month, I started birth control to regulate my period, now my body is working just fine, and I can manipulate my period to come when I want it to, instead of on a weekend where I have big things planned. Do not be afraid to go to your doctor, they are not shocked or shy about such things, and can get your clock working great!

    • Thank you Tk,

      it is good to have people like you on my site. Girls if you have a medical issue go and see a doctor. We can’t help you here with that.

      • Hi I am 28 I keep starting and stopping and this wasn’t happening till after I had a bad seziure and my ENT put me on prilosec. I have read that if you are on prilosec for a long periods at a time it can cause irregular periods.I know I need to go to the dr but can anyone like the person incharge of this site answer these questions for me please? I’m also on high doses of seizure meds too so I rarely get periods be cuz of this.

  24. I had my period for two months straight before so I went to my doctor. I sat down, told him, and he gave me a prescription for progesterone and said to get an ultra sound in a couple of months. I took the progesterone and the bleeding stopped in less than 3 days, the next month, I started birth control to regulate my period, now my body is working just fine, and I can manipulate my period to come when I want it to, instead of on a weekend where I have big things planned.

  25. i am 13 and my birthday is coming up and my mom is taking me to go get something in my arm and i won’t have my period for 3 years it works with some people and it doesn’t but if you want it u have to be 14 and older to get it out in your arm. I can’t wait

  26. i got my period today i want to stop it before thursday as im going to see my boyfriend.. im 15. can i get or do anything to stop it and stop the pains?

  27. Hey i am 12 and i have had my period since last October not ongoing but normal but i have had a period which lasted two weeks! I was supposed to go to a fair today but I’m scared i don’t have enough pads i only have one extra what should i do? Oh and the fair only comes once a year

  28. Evvy,
    I understand how you feel. I am 43 and have been dealing with an excessively heavy period for years. How heavy? How about soaking through a playtex ultra tampon about every hour and a half the first day, and one every 2 and a half hours the the second and third days. I don’t go anywhere socially during those days and I am exhausted. It feels like I am really “cursed.” I saw a doctor once and she brushed me off. This is no way to live, I recommend you tell your parents and go to see a doctor. They put on the pills years ago, it did not help. I still bled heavily, but now it was accompanied with spotting and clotting. Great! Go see a good doctor until you get answers and a resolution for some type of normalcy during your cycle.

  29. I have my period right now and im going to the lake with my friends in exactly a month . Is there any ways that can stop my period or prevent it from coming normaly without the pills ?

    • Hey girls out there!! I’m 14, I got my period when I was 13 and believe me I was so scared more scared than anything else, I finally got it and fainted but now I’m used to it. I know harking you period can be really hard because you just feel sick but drink lots of water and use the toilet so gradually it lightens- don’t use birth control tablets because you don’t want to ruin the chance of kids and it’s not worth that!! Anyway enjoy

  30. Periods suck. I got mine when I was ten and it bleedin sucks. I’m 11now and every time I have my period I feel weak, dehydrated all the time and light headed. It really sucks and no one else in my small school has it so I feel like an outcast. I think I bleed more than usual because on my first days of it I bleed more than when people normally bleed when its just about over. I have NO IDEA how to use tampons so I’m pretty much screwed.

    • If you buy a tampon box it gives you step by step instructions and sometimes they have illustrations. It’s pretty simple once you read it. Good luck

    • i also got mine when i was 10 now im 12 it usally lasts about a week when you first have it everybody is different and some times it can be 5 or 4 or more days to get rid of cramps get a hot water bottle and leave on your tummy or take a paracitamal it should help or sleep it off it sounds really early for me because my body developed quicker than its supposed to

    • You should go to the doctor if you feel light headed on your period you may be anemic, and in some cases you might faint. I found out I am anemic about 3 months ago after fainting and now I take iron supplements from the doctor. If your a vegaterain than your more likely to be anemic.

  31. Hi, Im 11 and in the 6th grade and ive started my period i know may sound a little early but i can’t deal with the cramps i just wanna do something so it stops for some days or something cuz i like to run and it hurts even more i wanna play and jump on the bars and do flips at school but it makes it even worse HELP. I Need it to stop..PLZ Help

  32. Hi im 11 years old and in the 6th grade and ive started my period( i know a lil early)and i hate the cramps and all of the heavy bleeding i have major stomach pains and sometimes i just wish i never would have a period i wanna play at recess with my friends and and do our flips on the bars but i cant because of my period i hate it most of the time i go on for 7 days i started last january of 2012 so its just been buggin me ever since and imgetin ready 2 go to middle school i knw i wont have to worry about recess but plz HELP ME!!!

  33. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. With this I sometimes have extremely long periods. The longest I every have been on is 6 months but I was off for the rest of the year. If you have been on for a long time and it doesnt seem like it will stop check with your doctor to see if you have PCOS

  34. I’m 15 and I miss my period every now and again it can happen although I’m not sure if its normal because when I do miss one I have have been told by the doctor I make fluid instead and that is what causes the extreme pain but when I get the pain I can’t stand and I basically clapps I’ve had this since I was 11 as thats when I started but does anyone have any advice doctors just seem to blow me off if I’m honest xxx

    • Am 15 as well and my period start today and I feel very disgusting and mines is stoping this thursday because mines take 7 days and that is two far from now you think so

  35. Mya, i was reading your comment, and i was asking my self, what lemon remedy, if you can please tell how to do it because my period is very heathy, i had it for almost a month now, but im going to the doctor in saturday so im going to tell the doctor, so please reply back please…HELP!!

    • There’s not really a way to do it. It works for me, but not for everyone. You can eat a lemon, drink lemonade. Simple. But I love using this but like a week after you’ll get it.

  36. Today(Saturday) I got my period and I have school on Monday…. Is there anyway I can cut it short or get it lighter?? By the way I’m 12

  37. ok i have had my period for 6 months striaght and i am trying to get pregnant and have tried for years now. I was in the hospital fir other reasons appendix removed and then asked t he doctor how i can stop my period and he said you have had it for 6 months striaght and i said yes and his response was ” and your still alive” and i said yes but i am servily anemic and dont know what to do i want kids beofre i am 30 and been with my husband for 8 years and trying to have a baby now. SO can anyone please help me.

  38. ok i have had my period for 6 months striaght and i am trying to get pregnant and have tried for years now. I was in the hospital fir other reasons appendix removed and then asked t he doctor how i can stop my period and he said you have had it for 6 months striaght and i said yes and his response was ” and your still alive” and i said yes but i am servily anemic and dont know what to do i want kids beofre i am 30 and been with my husband for 8 years and trying to have a baby now. SO can anyone please help me. I dont drink and dont smoke and i dont even like to take over the counter meds and still cant please help. ANyone.

  39. Hey, I’m 19 and got the bar implant for a method of contraception in at the end of march. After getting it my period stopped for about 5 days and then started again with constant bleeding or spottig until my last period again. My doctor said this is normal but it kind of defeats the purpose of getting it for a method of contraception if I can’t have sex because I’ve been bleeding for the last 6 or 7 weeks solid.
    Just any tips on what might help?

  40. When I was breast feeding it didn’t stop my period from coming. I had my period 6 weeks after I had my daughter.