You may be able to prevent abnormal
Maintain a healthy weight. Women who are
overweight or underweight have more problems with abnormal vaginal bleeding. For more information, see the topic
If you are using birth
control pills, be sure to take them as directed and at the same time every day.
For more information, see the topic
If you are taking
hormone therapy, take your pills as
directed and at the same time every month.
Learn to practice
relaxation exercises to reduce and cope with stress. Stress may cause abnormal
vaginal bleeding. For more information, see the topic
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as
naproxen or ibuprofen. NSAIDs reduce menstrual bleeding by decreasing the
production of substances called prostaglandins. The usual recommended dose of
ibuprofen is 400 mg every 6 hours. Begin taking the medicine on the first day
of your period and continue taking it until your menstrual bleeding stops. Be
sure to follow these nonprescription medicine precautions.
Carefully read and follow all label
directions on the medicine bottle and box.
Use, but do not exceed,
the maximum recommended doses.