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How To Delay Periods For A Week
I see women asking how to delay their periods for a week. What did women do before the age of hormone pills, if their periods came on wedding days?
Nothing: Menses are a normal female condition and often associated with painful cramps, which are normal also. Unfortunately, this phenomenon has been used, over the centuries, to stigmatize and shame women. I believe that disrespect and inattention that women often receive when they complain of any pain is associated with these cultural stigmatizations. ...Read more
How i can delay my periods as i'm going for vacation? Does green tea helps to delay periods for a week?
Have you been : Sexually active? If yes, would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at this time.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 med problems. ...Read more
I just finished taking 2 tabs of regesterone each day for last one week for delaying periods. when can I expect my next periods?
Possibly: Periods that come 5 or 6 weeks apart are not uncommon, but may indicate you are not ovulating at the usual time each month. It would be a good idea to see your gynecologist for some hormonal testing for possible pcos, and to consider medication such as birth control pills to regulate your periods. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my last period lasted nearly two weeks. will this delay the start of my next period?
No: No it will not delay the start of the next menses unless you are peri menopausal. Those individuals sometimes skip periods or menstruate sporadically due to the decrease in ovulation frequency and diminishing hormones. If you are consistently bleeding 14 days or more every cycle, you need to see a GYN MD to find out why. ...Read more
I have been very stressed the past two weeks. How much does stress affect a period? Will it delay it by too much?
Likely not: You are right that stress can affect our periods. I've definitely had patients where that's seemed like the case, but it is very rare. The body is a powerful thing, and most women, despite enormous stress, will still ovulate and have a period. Extremes of weight (too thin, too heavy) are more likely causes for irregular period. As well as thyroid or pituitary problems. Check with your doctor! ...Read more
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