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Old 03-25-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: The US of A
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I'm trying to figure out the best way to stop my period permanently. I've been thinking about getting a hysterectomy in a few years(I also don't want kids), depo shot, or taking pills. Does anyone know which one might have more pros than cons? Or know of another good way to get rid of it?
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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Your period is a natural way to cleanse your downstairs out and can indicate health problems if its off. Depo shot can thin your bones and BC pills can spread them out but its debatable if they can lead to cancerous issues but definitely carry some health risks.

Why would you want to get rid of it?
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Have you talked to your doctor? How old are you?
If you are young-ish you might think twice about doing anything permanent. IMHO
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: The US of A
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Your period is a natural way to cleanse your downstairs out and can indicate health problems if its off. Depo shot can thin your bones and BC pills can spread them out but its debatable if they can lead to cancerous issues but definitely carry some health risks.

Why would you want to get rid of it?

Because it sucks and makes me miserable.



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Have you talked to your doctor? How old are you?
If you are young-ish you might think twice about doing anything permanent. IMHO

Are you talking about an ob/gyn? I don't have one and I don't want one. No one is sticking anything in me, I don't care what disease they're checking for. I'm 16.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I had an Endometrial Ablation about 7 years ago. I don't believe it always stops periods, like it did for me. If I recall correctly, if you're young it only reduces them. But it's something you could ask your doctor about. No side effects here, just blissful freedom from one week per month of misery and yo-yo iron levels.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I'm trying to figure out the best way to stop my period permanently. I've been thinking about getting a hysterectomy in a few years(I also don't want kids), depo shot, or taking pills. Does anyone know which one might have more pros than cons? Or know of another good way to get rid of it?
Depo is good for stopping periods but when I took it I gained 45 pounds in a very short period of time. I have always taken my pills continuously (no placebo/period week). Many years ago I read where the pimps in New York City required their girls to do this so that they did not have any "down" time. Oddly enough, although it might sound like this is a dangerous or bad thing to do, actually, it is quite the opposite. I read online recently, where taking birth control pills without the week break might actually be beneficial in reducing certain kinds of cancers, especially breast cancer. It seems that it is not the estrogen that causes the problem, but rather the FLUCTUATIONS in hormone levels. Therefore, avoiding these fluctuations would be beneficial to you.

Anyway, I can only say that I have never experienced any problems taking my pills non-stop. I used to have really rough periods when I was younger and I did not miss that part one little bit.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Revere, MA
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Well..if you want any sort of BC you will have to subject yourself to an exam. I know they have those pills now that you can only get your period a few times a year, I have heard that they have pretty bad side effects, though. Yes, I would not recommend Depo either, unless you really want to gain weight. Is there really a way to stop it permanently? If so, sign me up lol-that is, besides menopause, lol
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Are you talking about an ob/gyn? I don't have one and I don't want one. No one is sticking anything in me, I don't care what disease they're checking for. I'm 16.
At 16 you will not find a doctor that is willing to do something permanent like a hysterectomy. You are too young to make such a life altering decision. I had a friend who was 26 and had 2 kids and her doctor wouldn't do it because she was too young.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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If your period is causing specific problems then talk with a doctor.

If it is inconvenient, get over it and accept that you are a woman and letting your body do what it was designed to do is best for it.

You so do NOT need a hysterectomy .... I had to have one at 42 and there are some downsides to it......
--Must do serious lifelong Kegel excercises, the uterus helps hold the bladder in place and loosing it can set you up for future incontinnce. Well all women should do these anyway for this and other reasons.
--the "g" spot is gone and orgasims are there but not as intense
--I had the ovariohysterectomy and was driven into early menopuase.

Besides, no reputable doctor would do this to a young healthy woman.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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If you think you hate periods, you have NO IDEA what would happen to your body if you suddenly went into menopause.

You'd be miserable 24/7. It would be like having a permanent period!

Regardless, you won't find a doctor who will give you a hysterectomy.

And there's no way you will get birth control or a hysterectomy without having a pelvic exam.

It's time you grew up and accepted that pelvic exams are part of being a mature, responsible women who takes care of her body.
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