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Dr. Mary David
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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...Read more


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I am trying to postpone my period... I took Plan B 4 days ago? Can I start norethindrone today to delay period? Dose? 5mg or 10mg?

I am trying to postpone my period... I took Plan B 4 days ago? Can I start norethindrone today to delay period? Dose? 5mg or 10mg?

Yes: You can take Norethindrone 5mg daily to delay your period; however since you took plan b, if you try to delay your period, you might be in fact masking a pregnancy (in case Plan B failed). ...Read more

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I am going on vacation on friday the 21st for 4 days. Is there any way to delay my period which is due the 20th? I've heard of Aygestin for that.

I am going on vacation on friday the 21st for 4 days. Is there any way to delay my period which is due the 20th? I've heard of Aygestin for that.

Norethindrone: The hormone in aygestin is norethindrone. 5 mg taken 3 times a day starting 3 days before the anticpated menses and taken through the desired period of delay has a good chance to delay the onset of menses. Aygestin needs to be prescribed by a doctor. ...Read more

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Does starting norethindrone after ovulation delay your period?

Does starting norethindrone after ovulation delay your period?

Menstrual period: Starting any hormonal medication after or before ovulation can have an effect on your next menstrual cycle. Norethindrone is a component of most oral contraceptives, so it will definitively affect your period. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Norethindrone. 35mg to delay my period. Online it says take 5mg TID but I was only prescribed. 35mg. Will the lower dosage work?

I was prescribed Norethindrone. 35mg to delay my period. Online it says take 5mg TID but I was only prescribed. 35mg. Will the lower dosage work?

It should, but…: It should, but I would talk with the Doctor Who prescribed it and ask them the same question. You want to be sure that it was the correct dosage and that it was their intention to give you that dosage. I commend you for following up on what you are taking. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Norethindrone. 35mg to delay my period. Online it says take 5mg TID but I was only prescribed. 35mg. Will the lower dosage work? I'm afraid it isn't going to be enough to delay my period.

I was prescribed Norethindrone. 35mg to delay my period. Online it says take 5mg TID but I was only prescribed. 35mg. Will the lower dosage work? I'm afraid it isn't going to be enough to delay my period.

Discuss with your Dr: Your physician likely had a reason for prescribing the lower dose, based upon your particular situation. That's the problem with generalized information on the internet; it does not and can't take individual situations into account. ...Read more

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I want to delay my period for a week while I'm on vacation. How much norethindrone do I need to take daily to delay my period?

I want to delay my period for a week while I'm on vacation. How much norethindrone do I need to take daily to delay my period?

Sorry but: HealthTap's agreement with doctors prohibits us from diagnosing or prescribing treatment online in this format. You could see a live doctor for a visit or you could do a virtual consult online, good wishes. ...Read more

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More effective delaying period for a few days: start Norethindrone 0.35mg bc pills on day 23 of my cycle OR Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg 3x day start 3 days bef period?

More effective delaying period for a few days: start Norethindrone 0.35mg bc pills on day 23 of my cycle OR Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg 3x day start 3 days bef period?

Might work: These methods that you mention require a prescription for use and need to be taken under the guidance of a doctor. Your doctor might choose either of those but would likely not start them so late in the cycle as it is likely too late to regulate ...Read more

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My period is due in 7 days and I would like to delay it. Can I start bc, progesterone, brevicon, (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) depo shot? I am not currently on any bc

My period is due in 7 days and I would like to delay it. Can I start bc, progesterone, brevicon, (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) depo shot? I am not currently on any bc

Nothing effective: Assuming you are correct in your timing, the only thing that will delay your period is pregnancy. That is clearly not the solution you are looking for. For future reference, you would need to start the pill, ideally, 2 months ahead of time and at least at the beginning of your cycle. ...Read more

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Norethindrone, can it be used to delay periods?

Norethindrone, can it be used to delay periods?

Yes: Progestins (like norethindrone) can be used to delay a period if timed correctly. ...Read more

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I want to know the dosage of norethindrone acetate tablets USP 5mg to delay my periods.?

I want to know the dosage of norethindrone acetate tablets USP 5mg to delay my periods.?

See your gyn: U need an exam and blood work and an ultrasound, you may not be building up enough tissue to get a period assuming u are not preg, your gyn can determine that and treat your appropriately. ...Read more

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I need a natural way to delay period?

I need a natural way to delay period?

Pregancy/: That may be the only 'natural' means of delaying your menstrual period. ...Read more

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Does smear test delay period?

Does smear test delay period?

Pap Smear?: Having a pap smear done should not delay your period. ...Read more

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Can constipation delay period?

Can constipation delay period?

No: The gastrointestional (GI) system and genital system, while located near one another, don't influence each other in this way. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate delay period?

Does methotrexate delay period?

No: Methotrexate (MTX), when dosed for autoimmune conditions, (10-25 mg weekly), should not delay your period. Sometimes acute or chronic illness can. If your autoimmune condition that MTX is being used for is active for example, that can delay your period. I would check with your gynecologist first, and make sure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Does amoxil (amoxicillin) delay period?

Does amoxil (amoxicillin) delay period?

No: Antibiotics will not effect hormone levels and therefore do not effect the timing of a menstrual period. ...Read more

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I have cysts and I this is my third month with Qlaira, can I use Qlaira pill to delay period?

I have cysts and I this is my third month with Qlaira, can I use Qlaira pill to delay period?

Qlaira: In looking at the package insert of Qlaira it is not suitable as an extended regime pill, or one used to delay periods. That being said you should discuss this with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Had baby 12 weeks ago. Taking pill in 7 day break to delay period yet still getting bleeding/pain. Is this normal? What should I do?

Had baby 12 weeks ago. Taking pill in 7 day break to delay period yet still getting bleeding/pain. Is this normal? What should I do?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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How much can Plan B delay period? Took it, got period within a week, now its been 2 months that I don't get it. Taken 6 preg. Test and all negative!

Delayed period: Plan b will not delay your period for two months. If you are not pregnant, your periods are rob ably delayed because of worry/stress. Your doctor can prescribe some pills to take for 7-10 days to start your period and ease your mind that all is ok. ...Read more

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Can smear test delay period?

Can smear test delay period?

Having a pap smear: Done should not cause a delay in your period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Aygestin (Definition)

Aygestin is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more