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Will norethisterone stop period once it starts-have been taking 4 2 days but feel period is coming (due sat/sun). If I continue pills will it stop it?

Will norethisterone stop period once it starts-have been taking 4 2 days but feel period is coming (due sat/sun). If I continue pills will it stop it?

Typically: We can not always predict exactly what I going to happen with Progesterone use. Sometimes it depends on why you are using it. It is not particularly typical to prescribe it days before someone is due to start their cycle. The pills will try and stop your period. Your uterus thinks its time for one. Only one will win. ...Read more

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Can norethisterone affect the next period? I'm 8days late from the due date. Last month took the tablet for 5days and got periods after 4days of stop

Sounds like: You have PCOS and have irregular periods and need the medication to bleed. An alternative would just be to take the pill. Even the way you are doing it you donor ovulate so it would be easier just to take the OCPs. ...Read more

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If I take norethisterone the day my period starts can I stop it completely?

If I take norethisterone the day my period starts can I stop it completely?

Unlikely: Typically, once the period starts, it usually runs its course. You may have to experiment with using significant doses of norethisterone to try and stop it, and may take some days. ...Read more

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Started to take norethisterone while on my period how long will it take to stop my period?

Started to take norethisterone while on my period how long will it take to stop my period?

Depends on the dose: It will depend on the dose and the cause of the period. If the bleeding is very heavy and is not due to a pathologic cause like a growth (fibroid) then 5 to 10 days. The medicine requires an intact pituitary/endometrium connection for feedback to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Will taking aygestin (norethindrone) stop me from having a period?

Will taking aygestin (norethindrone) stop me from having a period?

Maybe: Some women don't bleed on it while some do and others have constant bleeding -- it varies. The dose matters, too. ...Read more

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When I m on ortho micronor (norethindrone) will my period stop completely if I take it the same time every day?

When I m on ortho micronor (norethindrone) will my period stop completely if I take it the same time every day?

Progesterone only: Progesterone only contraception have as the major side effect abnormal bleeding. This could mean anything from bleeding every day to no bleeding at all. The bleeding pattern is patient dependant and varies widely. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I was on micronor (norethindrone) For two years. I stop taking them 15 days ago because im planing to have My last baby. But My period hasnot start. I ha?

Hi doctor, I was on micronor (norethindrone) For two years. I stop taking them 15 days ago because im planing to have My last baby. But My period hasnot start. I ha?

Don't fret: Resumption of menses/withdrawal bleeding after being on OCPs (oral contraceptive pills), especially progesterone based ones like the mini-pill can be erratic. Remember that this particular OCP works primarily by suppressing ovulation like most OCPs, but, at the local level, thins out the uterine lining. This means it may take a while to get it built up again and get your uterus back on track. ...Read more

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Spotting started yesterday, 4 th week on micronor, (norethindrone) is this my period or breakthrough bleeding? Should I stop taking the pill so I can get my period?

Spotting started yesterday, 4 th week on micronor, (norethindrone) is this my period or breakthrough bleeding? Should I stop taking the pill so I can get my period?

Don't stop: Bleeding on micronor (norethindrone) is breakthrough bleeding. Stopping micronor (norethindrone) are likely to make the breakthrough bleeding worse. If the breakthrough bleeding becomes intolerable, an alternative birth control method may need to be considered. ...Read more

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What when you are prescribe norethindrone for 5mg for 10 day and when you stop is the same time you are suppose to get regular period. Will I've withdrawal bleeding then start my regular mense later?

What when you are prescribe norethindrone for 5mg for 10 day and when you stop is the same time you are suppose to get regular period. Will I've withdrawal bleeding then start my regular mense later?

Confusing question: You, if I understand the question, will have withdrawel bleeding after you finish the norethindrone. Why is it being used? Your "regular" period may or may not occur as you normally expect it. ...Read more

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I started my period. I am not currently taking birth control, but I have norethindrone 5mg from before. Can I take norethindrone to stop the bleeding?

I started my period. I am not currently taking birth control, but I have norethindrone 5mg from before. Can I take norethindrone to stop the bleeding?

Sure, may not work: Once you have started your regular period, it is difficult to stop it. Hormones such as norethindrone are used to alleviate heavy irregular bleeding, but in higher doses. This too, may not always work, or it may take some time to work. ...Read more

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I've using ortho micronor (norethindrone). I started spotting on 3/21/14 and today (3-25) finally got it. I'm getting married 5-24.How can I stop or change my period?

I've using ortho micronor (norethindrone). I started spotting on 3/21/14 and today (3-25) finally got it. I'm getting married 5-24.How can I stop or change my period?

Controlling periods: Congratulations on getting married, I understand that you might not want to have your period on your wedding day. Consider switching to a pill that has estrogen and Progesterone abd take it continuously, skipping the sugarpill/placebo week. Ask your prescriber for details. ...Read more

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I was given norethindrone for uterus thickening I took it for 10 days and period started 3 days after I stop taking it I have trerrible cramp. Normal?

I was given norethindrone for uterus thickening I took it for 10 days and period started 3 days after I stop taking it I have trerrible cramp. Normal?

Possibly: If the uterine lining was extremely thick and there was lots of endometrial tissue then the withdrawal bleed could potentially cause a lot of cramping. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking Norethindrone? I have 2 period/month now and intestinal issues. I feel like my uterus is bleeding acid - it burns. Help!

Should I stop taking Norethindrone? I have 2 period/month now and intestinal issues. I feel like my uterus is bleeding acid - it burns. Help!

Probably: Norethindrone is a synthetic progestin and is only related to progesterone chemically. Depending on why you are taking this medication, progesterone is almost always a better alternative. Your body recognizes progesterone. It doesn't recognize synthetic progestins like norethindrone or Provera (medroxyprogesterone). Side effects of these medications include all the symptoms that perimenopausal women describe. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stop loestrin 24 in the middle of the pack and then switch to estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe because period is long?

Is it okay to stop loestrin 24 in the middle of the pack and then switch to estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe because period is long?

Complete current pac: Unless you are having severe side effects from a birth control pill, it is usually better to complete your current pill pack before changing to another pill. By doing so, you decrease your risk of pregnancy and break through bleeding. ...Read more

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If norethisterone brings on a period but not the next, what's the next step forward?

If norethisterone brings on a period but not the next, what's the next step forward?

See doctor: If you are producing estrogen and not ovulating then you would have a period after taking a Progesterone (norethisterone). If you do not have a period after taking the Progesterone there could be other issues/problems. Your doctor will be able to figure out what is wrong. ...Read more

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I have taken norethisterone for 5 days and it has been 4 days, period is not beginging.

Continue: Continue to follow your DR's instructions.
then if continued questions, speak with the provider who gave you the RX. ...Read more

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What happens to my period after norethisterone?

What happens to my period after norethisterone?

Varies: Norethisterone is a progestin, similar to the progestone your body makes after ovulation. How it affects your period depends on when you take it and for how long. If you take it throughout the month it will normally make your period lighter. If you take it after ovulation, it may delay your bleeding. If you just take for a couple of days, you're likely to bleed after stopping it. ...Read more

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My holiday is on 8th Aug for 14 days, started period today (lasts 5 days) can I take Norethisterone so my next period will be early before I go away?

My holiday is on 8th Aug for 14 days, started period today (lasts 5 days) can I take Norethisterone so my next period will be early before I go away?

Probably not: Norethisterone can be used to delay a period, since it maintains the progesterone level, and it's the progesterone drop that brings on a period. However, assuming you ovulate at mid cycle, your body's own progesterone will keep a period from coming on until about 14 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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What happens if you take norethisterone to delay your period?

What happens if you take norethisterone to delay your period?

Usually: We do this frequently for the exact reason you stated. Just be aware that your cycle may be irregular & this may cause irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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Can norethisterone be used to delay my period?

Can norethisterone be used to delay my period?

Yes.: I had a patient who was due to get her period on her wedding day. By starting a progestin about a week after ovulation, we were able to delay her period until the last day of her honeymoon. ...Read more

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Does norethisterone change your period cycle?

Does norethisterone change your period cycle?

Varies: Norethisterone is a progestin, similar to the progestone your body makes after ovulation. How it affects your period depends on when you take it and for how long. If you take it throughout the month it will normally make your period lighter. If you take it after ovulation, it may delay your bleeding. If you just take for a couple of days, you're likely to bleed after stopping it. ...Read more

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How would one get norethisterone to delay their period?

Prescription: You would get it by prescription from your doctor. Generally you'd take it during the second half of the cycle before the one you want to delay. Do not do this without professional guidance. ...Read more

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