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Doctor insights on: How To Delay Your Period Without Birth Control

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How to delay your period a week in advanced, I already take birth control. Do fruits work?

How to delay your period a week in advanced, I already take birth control. Do fruits work?

Birth control.: Some doctors have patients skip the last week of their birth control pills and immediately take the first week of the next pack. This will delay a menstrual cycle. You should clear this with your doctor. No eating fruit will not delay a cycle.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Can birth control delay your period?

Can birth control delay your period?

Yes: Birth control pills can be used to delay or prevent your period altogether. This can be done intentionally or sometimes just happens.

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Could birth control delay your period?

Could birth control delay your period?

Yes: Birth control pills can be used to delay or prevent your period altogether. This can be done intentionally or sometimes just happens.

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How long after starting birth control will your period be delayed?

How long after starting birth control will your period be delayed?

Varies: Usually at the end of the first cycle of pills you will get a period, it may be very short and scant. It can take several months for your body to settle into a rhythm.

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Is it normal to have a delayed period after stopping birth control?

Is it normal to have a delayed period after stopping birth control?

It can be: Your cycles are sensitive to many things (e.g. Environmental factors like stress, weight loss/gain, etc...). Of course, a pregnancy should be ruled out asap.

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Delayed period on birth control, never happened before please help?

Probably normal: As long as you haven't missed any pills, missing a period while on the pill is usually pretty normal. I'd do a pregnancy test just to be sure. As long as it's negative, I would keep taking the pill. If it happens next month, you could change pills, or just go on without having periods, which is not harmful.

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If you stop taking birth control last month after your cycle can it delay your period?

If you stop taking birth control last month after your cycle can it delay your period?

Yes, but so can preg: Are you still sexually active? If you've stopped the pill and haven't switched to another method, you might be pregnant, but if this isn't possible, then sometimes the first period is a bit delayed. Use birth control if you're not wanting to be pregnant. There are many options other than the pill. If you want to get pregnant, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin with folate/folic acid.

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Last period was the 14th, if I start my birth control first time today will my next period be delayed?

Last period was the 14th, if I start my birth control first time today will my next period be delayed?

Menses on menses: You have started bcp's around midcycle, which is not a problem, but don't rely upon them this cycle for contraception! most likely, your expected menses will be delayed.

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How can I delay my period with birth control?

How can I delay my period with birth control?

Norethindrone: To delay the mentrual period a doctor can prescribe hormone medication, the effect of which would be delaying the menstrual period.

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Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

May not work: If you start the pill after you've ovulated (mid-cycle) you may not be able to delay the period. However, many drs recommend a quick-start (any day--as long as back up is used for 7 d, and unprotected sex hadn't occurred earlier in the cycle) as a good way to start birth control.30-40% of women have irregular bleeding in the first cycle, even when starting the pill on the first d. So no guarantees.

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Will exercise delay my period if im on birth control?

Will exercise delay my period if im on birth control?

Not unless you: Markedly over-exercized or you rapidly lost weight.

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Will my period get delayed if I start my birth control a day before I'm suspected to get my period?

Will my period get delayed if I start my birth control a day before I'm suspected to get my period?

Birth control: On the birth control pill, your period will start after the last active pill (e.g during the inactive or dummy pills).

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If I start birth control, a day or two before my period, will it delay my period? Will it come in the week off?

Birth control: It may delay your period and it may take about three months for you to regulate with your pills.

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On birth control and took Next Choice 3 days before expected period. Can your period be delayed until next cycle?

On birth control and took Next Choice 3 days before expected period. Can your period be delayed until next cycle?

Next Choice: Next Choice often causes a delay in ovulation. This will cause the period to be delayed. It's common for the cycle to be thrown off for up to 2 months after taking Next Choice. Be sure to run a pregnancy test 14 days after the accident just to be sure there is no pregnancy.

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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?

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.

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My period is due any day now. I stopped taking my birth control for about 6-9 months now. If I take it today will it delay my period?

My period is due any day now. I stopped taking my birth control for about 6-9 months now. If I take it today will it delay my period?

Probably not: Usually you would start the birth control pill on the sunday following the start of your period. That will give you the best chance to not have bleeding on the first 21 days. If you do another start, like right before your period starts, then you will likely bleed anyway.

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