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How can I delay my period for a few days?

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

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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I NEED TO DELAY MY PERIOD FOR A FEW DAYS. IS THERE ANYTHING MY DOCTOR CAN GIVE ME?

I NEED TO DELAY MY PERIOD FOR A FEW DAYS. IS THERE ANYTHING MY DOCTOR CAN GIVE ME?

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

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I'm on 20mg of citalopram daily can I take norethisterone to delay my period for a few days?

I'm on 20mg of citalopram daily can I take norethisterone to delay my period for a few days?

Delaying period: Yes there is no problem with drug interaction. Just take the norethisterone untill it's ok to bleed again. The bleeding usually starts 2-5 days after stopping. ...Read more

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How can I delay my period for only two days? I am on the birth control pill.

How can I delay my period for only two days? I am on the birth control pill.

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

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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!

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

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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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How to delay my period for 3 to 4 days. Please help?

How to delay my period for 3 to 4 days. Please help?

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

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I need to know if there is anyway to delay my period for 3 days.?

I need to know if there is anyway to delay my period for 3 days.?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Missed period: Did you check urine from early morning sample? Make sure that you are not missing pregnancy. some times line can be very fine especially if the urine sample not from early morning.

Stress can skip periods or can cause irregular bleeding
Can miss periods for 1-2 months. ...Read more

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What options do I have to delay my period for 5 days. Since I have essure I can't get the pill prescribed?

Pills: Just because you've had an essure doesn't mean that you can't have pills. I have often prescribed pills for menstrual symptoms (heavy bleeding, cramping) even in patients who have been sterilized. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: This approach would only affect that particular cycle of bleeding. This is the concept behind seasonale where a woman takes 84 straight active pills then takes a week of placebo. The idea is to reduce menstrual periods to four times a year. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more