When to see a doctor
According to some sources, an average menstrual cycle lasts for 28 days, though a typical range is between 21 and 35 days.
A person should see their doctor if they regularly miss a period or if their cycle is very irregular. Tell a doctor about any significant changes in menstruation.
Anyone taking the birth control pill should call their doctor immediately or seek emergency care if they experience the following symptoms:
- severe abdominal pain
- severe headache
- chest pain or shortness of breath
- pain, redness, or swelling in the calf
Finally, people who are using hormonal birth control to manipulate their periods should speak with the doctor about how to do it with their particular form of birth control, as the instructions could vary from form to form, and even pill to pill.
Through traditional to modern medicine, people have tried many methods to induce a period.
The only reliable method for controlling periods is using hormonal birth control. However, people may be able to make their period come a little faster using diet, exercise, and relaxation methods.
People swear by other methods as well, though there is not enough research to determine whether or not they actually work. Make sure to speak to the doctor about any concerns or questions about inducing a period.