How To Make Your Period Come Faster? Safe And Natural Tips!

By Arie Jansen

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The menstrual cycle is a natural process when the lining of the uterus sheds through the vagina if pregnancy hasn’t occurred. This cycle is controlled by the female hormones that cause regular bleeding. The menstrual has four phases namely menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation, and the luteal phase. The menstrual cycle lasts up to three to five days. Some experience severe symptoms during menstruation while others don’t feel a thing. Most women have regular menstrual cycles and it varies for some. Irregular menstruation is where there is a gap between each cycle less than 21 days or more than 35 days.  

Those with irregular periods take medications to induce periods. However, taking medications without consulting the healthcare professional can cause serious health complications. Since inducing periods artificially can cause health risks, it is better to let them occur naturally. But if you have concerns regarding irregular menstruation, you can consult with the doctor and get medical help. 

What Is The Menstrual Cycle?

The menstrual cycle is the breakdown of the uterus lining and blood vessels, which results in bleeding through the vagina. Menstruation occurs in every 28 or 29 days. The menstrual cycle prepares the body for pregnancy, and upon not being pregnant, the hormones send a signal to the uterus to shed its lining.

Everyone’s menstrual cycle varies; the average age for the first period is 12 to 13. It can also start at an early age like 9 or as late as 16. The first period is called menarche and the last period is called menopause. The phases of the menstrual cycle are;

Menstrual Cycle
  • Menstruation
  • The follicular phase
  • Ovulation
  • The luteal phase

The menstrual cycle is regulated by hormones. The hormones are luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and female sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. During the menstrual cycle, the estrogen levels rise and fall twice. Estrogen levels rise during the mild-follicular period phase and drop after ovulation. Then, the estrogen levels increase again during the mild-luteal phase and decrease at the end of the menstrual cycle. The female hormones influence every menstrual cycle and irregular periods can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. 

A higher BMI is one of the factors that influences the length and regularity of the menstrual cycle. Changes in female hormones like estrogen and progesterone levels can affect the pattern of cycles. Some common reasons for irregularities include breastfeeding, excessive exercise, birth control pills, polycystic ovary syndrome, and hyperthyroidism. Other factors include stress, obesity, and smoking. 

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Reasons For Inducing Menstruation

Inducing menstruation means doing something to make the period of bleeding begin sooner. The reasons can vary for each person. Some common reasons include;

  • Determining if you are pregnant or not.
  • Having an underlying medical concern.
  • Preventing period from starting on the day of an upcoming event.
  • If you cannot deal with cramping, bleeding, or bloating on an athletic event, wedding, or other important event. 
  • Planning to travel. 

Even though there are plenty of personal reasons why women might want to induce menstruation, there are medical reasons, too. Irregular periods due to a medical condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can be another reason why women induce their periods. Hormonal imbalance, irregular periods, unhealthy weight gain, and infertility are the signs and symptoms of PCOS. Most of the time, this medical condition is the reason why women tend to induce their periods.   

Natural Methods To Make Your Period Come Faster

There are three common methods by which you can induce periods naturally. They are;

➡️Dietary changes and specific foods

Making dietary changes and consuming certain food items can help induce periods naturally. Some of those natural foods include vitamin C-rich food, ginger, turmeric, pineapple, carrots, papaya, date palm, banana, nuts, ajwain, coriander, parsley, peaches, coffee, and cinnamon. Food items with “heat generating” properties will help speed up the menstrual cycle. Eating carotene-rich foods is also considered highly efficient. 

➡️Herbal remedies

Herbal supplements or teas help induce periods faster. Parsley tea can help regulate menstrual cycles and stimulate menstrual flow. Its two components called myristicin and apiole help improve estrogen production. Black cohosh root, extract, or tea is highly known for its ability to ease menopausal symptoms and induce menstruation.

Also, another herbal remedy is the dong quai root, tea, or extract that is known as female ginseng. It is a herb that is said to regulate and induce menstruation by increasing blood flow to the pelvis and stimulating muscles in the uterus. 

➡️Physical activities

There are a lot of lifestyle changes and physical activities that can help induce periods faster. Relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation, taking warm baths or heating pads, which increase pelvic blood flow, engaging in sexual activity, which helps the uterus contract, and reducing exercise if you are an athlete, as too much exercise disrupts periods. All these methods help kick-start periods naturally. 

Additional Measures To Induce Periods

Maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise can help induce periods faster. It helps regulate the normal menstrual cycle and prevents irregularities. Managing stress and anxiety also helps include periods as, as being stressed delays the periods. Regular exercise can help balance the hormones and following stress-relieving activities, such as yoga and meditation helps regulate the menstrual cycle.

Along with taking preventive measures, ensure that regular medical checkups are followed as they help identify the cause of irregular or abnormal periods and help manage period symptoms. It helps with the early detection of health issues, which can aid in better treatment and recovery. Also, consult with your gynecologist to discuss various safe and natural remedies, lifestyle changes, and medical approaches to induce periods. Do not take medications without speaking to the gynecologist first, as it can result in serious health conditions. 

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Final Thoughts

Menstruation is a natural and normal process, and it prepares the body for pregnancy. However, if you are not pregnant, the uterus lining sheds and flows out of the vagina. There are four stages to the menstruation cycle: menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation, and the luteal phase. The menstruation cycle is controlled by hormones and they influence the regularity of the cycles. There are a lot of reasons why women induce periods.

Some of the main reasons are determining if you are pregnant or not, travel plans, special events, and more. Along with personal reasons, there are medical reasons, too. Those with underlying medical conditions or those with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) might want to induce their periods. Irregular periods and imbalanced hormones may be a sign of PCOS. Seek medical help if you notice any of those symptoms or signs. 

There are natural ways to induce periods, such as dietary changes and specific foods, herbal remedies, physical activity, and medications. Ensure you follow regular medical checkups and do not take any medications before consulting with the doctor first, as it may lead to health complications. It is better to take the advice of a gynecologist before trying any remedies to induce periods. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I make my period start?

There are plenty of natural, herbal, and medical remedies to kickstart your periods. Some of those remedies include hormonal birth control medications, regular exercise, a healthy diet, and consuming vitamin C-rich foods, turmeric, parsley, pineapple, ginger, dong quai, black cohosh, papaya, and more. 

2. How can I make my period come faster in a day?

It is often said that taking birth control pills, avoiding heavy physical activity, and altering the diet help periods come faster within a day. 

3. Can I push my period out faster?

Jumping, running, and other cardio workouts help improve menstrual flow. Exercising can make the period flow out of the body faster and release endorphins, which reduces bloating and relieves menstrual cramps. 

4. Can pineapple juice make your period come faster?

Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which may affect female hormones and is said to induce periods. However, there is no scientific evidence linking pineapple to faster menstruation. 

5. How do you get your first period?

Menarche is known as the first period and usually happens between the age of 9 to 15. The first period occurs when a female first ovulates. It happens when the ovaries release an egg and it causes the womb lining to thicken to prepare for the egg to be fertilized. When the fertilization does not occur, the womb lining sheds and releases through the vagina in the form of blood. 

Arie Jansen

Dr. Arie Jansen is a distinguished Obstetrician & Gynecologist, specializing in infertility treatment. With years of dedicated service in women's health, Dr. Jansen has become renowned for his expertise and compassionate care. He holds a deep commitment to providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare solutions tailored to each patient's unique needs. Dr. Jansen's extensive experience, coupled with his unwavering dedication to his field, has earned him the trust and respect of both patients and peers alike.

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