How Long Does It Take For Menstruation To Return To Normal After Taking Hormone Drugs?

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Hi nenyyuliana,

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Abnormal menstruation, which extends the duration you experienced before, is most often caused by hormonal imbalances. Apart from age, stress, fatigue in activities, lack of exercise, eating disorders, body weight is not ideal, or use of family planning can also influence this. In some cases, the hormones that regulate menstruation can also become imbalanced due to abnormalities in the thyroid gland or pituitary gland in the brain.

To help overcome this hormonal balance disorder, your doctor can prescribe a drug that contains synthetic hormones (for example, norethisterone). Meanwhile, several other types of medicine prescribed to you may be aimed at stopping the prolonged menstruation that you experienced before, as well as the menstrual pain that often accompanies it.

With regular drug consumption, generally the menstrual cycle will get better. However, of course it is not certain when your period will return. This is because menstruation is a complex process, influenced not only by drug consumption, but also by lifestyle.

Our current question is, have you improved your lifestyle in addition to taking medication, for example by improving rest patterns, diet, stress management, exercise, and so on?

We suggest, in order to optimize the work of the drug, also balance your steps by improving your lifestyle to be healthier. Sleep more regularly 6 to 8 hours per day, reduce activities that are too tiring, do more exercise, consume more antioxidant-rich foods (such as vegetables, fruit and whole grains), avoid smoking and alcohol, maintain ideal body weight, and stay away from stress and excessive anxiety.

By consistently making the above efforts coupled with the consumption of medicines from doctors, normally menstruation will gradually become more regular in 1 to 3 months. The first thing about regular menstruation is that the interval between cycles is not less than 21 days and not more than 35 days, the duration is not less than 2 days and exceeds 8 days, and the volume of bleeding is reasonable (ranging from 30 to 40 ml per cycle). If you still find that your menstrual period has not improved in 3 months, you should check your complaint again with an obstetrician for further evaluation and treatment.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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