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How Can I Delay My Period For A Few Days
Birth control pills: You can start birth control with your next period and take only the active pills every day until you are ready to have a period. Initially, you may have some irregular bleeding when trying to skip a period and starting birth control so be prepared and possibly start birth control a few months earlier of when you want to skip your period. ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Delay a period: The easiest way to delay a period is to take oral contraceptives as long as there is no medical reason not too. The earlier before an expected period you start, the higher the likelihood for success! ...Read more
Not now: You have to plan ahead then it can be done with pills ...Read more
Use ocps: You should use ocpsGet a more detailed answer ›
You can't: You are period was set up at day 15 of your cycle. What's going on now at the end of your cycle really cannot be changed. ...Read more
Are there any pills that are safe to take while breastfeeding that could delay my menstrual period for a few days or a week? It'd really help, thanks!
Yes, oral progrstins: First, breast-feeding is a great decision. Breast-feeding alone can give you reduced or absent cycles. There is a specific type of birth control pill call progestin only pills. These are safe to take while breast-feeding and can also help prevent a menstrual cycle. Additionally, oral Provera (medroxyprogesterone) taken twice a day for 10 days can also prevent a cycle. These are medications perscibed by a doctor. ...Read more
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
Hormones: If you are already on bcp then as soon as you finish the active pills in this pack open a new pack and take the first 5 pills then stop and have your period. Otherwise you will need to see your doctor for a prescription for progesterone. That will usually work to delay your period for a few days. ...Read more
Not much: Not too much without hormonal manipulation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Birth control pills: Taken continuously, can delay menses. It is the dropping of Progesterone that occurs when the "blank" pills are taken that signals the onset of menstrual bleeding. If a person goes directly from one pack of birth control pills to the next, usually menses will be delayed. ...Read more
Hi! What over the counter pills can I take to delay my period for 3 days? I have a beach trip the same week as my period and I wanna enjoy my vacation
Sorry, bad news:none: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but there are no over-the-counter pills to delay one's periods. Hormonal contraception eg birth control pills, can be taken in such a manner as to "prevent" menses but these are, of course, by prescription only. Furthermore, even if you got a prescription today, you wouldn't delay period. It requires skipping placebo/sugar pills & starting next pack immediately ...Read more
I'm 16 days late for my period, two negative tests. I've been stressed to the max, so I'm putting it down to that. How long can stress delay my period for?
If I took birth control bills now to delay my period for 5 days will it be delayed these 5 days the next 5 months?
I want to delay my period for few days, how can I do that? Is there and pills for that except birth control? Thank you
Yes and No: The most effective way to delay your period is by using birth control pills. ...Read more
Can I delay my period when I'm not on the pill? I need some sort of over the counter medication. I'm due to start in 5 days.
Menstrual cycle: As they say, "the horse is already out of the barn" that close to an expected menses. Best deal with the inevitable, since adding more hormones now may only worsen or prolong the bleeding. Manipulating the timing of cycles requires 4-6 weeks of planning for the best chance of changing "mother nature". ...Read more
Is 5mg provera (medroxyprogesterone) daily enough to delay my period for fertility purposes? I'm on day 5 of taking it with 5 days to go and my period has arrived.
Sometimes no: It sounds like it isn't if you are already bleeding. Definitely call your doctor and let him/her know as it might affect the timing of your cycle and what he/she has planned for you. ...Read more
Is there any way I can stop or delay my period for a day or two after missing days of my birth control pills?
Probably nnot: The pill is very effective at regulation the cycle when take consistently. The pill is also very effective at causing irregular and unpredictable bleeding when take inconsistently. The most effective regimen to regulate your cycle is to take the pill daily as prescribed. You can talk to your doctor about trying an extended cycle, depending on the specific pill you take. ...Read more
Can I delay my period? It will start in 4 days, will taking birth control pill delay it? Note, its my first time on the pill
Maybe: If you are on pills now and you are about to start your last week of pills in four days, then by starting your next pack of pills instead of finishing your last week could make you miss your period. Occasionally this trick fails but usually it will work. ...Read more
No.: Should not delay it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not indicated for: Delay pill is recommended by some and adviced to ba taken for premature ejaculation in men and not for delaying or suppressing periods. ...Read more
Can sudden change in amount if physical activity cause a delay in your period? Went from minimal to heavy 7 days/wk activity.
Possibly: Many things, including strenuous exercise, can effect your cycles. However this is a somewhat longer term effect. If you are expecting your period now and only increased your exercise 2 weeks ago, you need to look for other explanations of the delay. ...Read more
Protected sex five days before expected date now delay period. Have d&c on feb24, got 1st period on march17. 24 days cycle?
Pregnancy's unlikely: If your question is that if you are pregnant, it is very unlikely. But pregnancy test is always helpful. ...Read more
She had a delayed period in the previous month, now she is again having a delayed period, and it is 8 days late. Please help. Thanks?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any phar ...Read more
Romantic vacation in 2 days (very expensive). Period about to start (came late). Can I take BCP to stop or delay for until Monday?
Yes: Definitely this should help. Have fun during your vacation ...Read more
I got periods on 5th may last time. After that spotting occured on 18th. And my next period got on 13th june. Is it normal to have 7 days delay?
Several causes: The spotting that you had on the 18th was probably due to ovulation, since it occurred 13 days after the start of the may 5th menses. I agree that your menses is slightly late, by a week. It is not uncommon for women to have variations in their menses. Weight loss, stress, travel, illness, change in birth control, and new medications can all cause changes in the menses. ...Read more
Period july2 and july27 both 7 days long. After that I drink pills for 6 days and my husban stay 5 days only. Period delay for 7 days now for sept?
Your question is difficult to answer - but if I understand, you took "pills" (meaning birth control) for 6 days, and now it's delayed after coming early....
You may not be on a strong enough pill. Talk to your doctor, and they should consider changing you to a stronger hormone. They may also change you to another pill altogether. ...Read more