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Dr. Mary David
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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...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 I take norethisterone to delay may period after I remove my nuvaring?

Can I take norethisterone to delay may period after I remove my nuvaring?

Norethindrone: You should be able to take the birth control pill to delay your period after you remove nuvaring. But it depends on how long you want to delay. If you just want to delay it a short time that's fine. Or are you switching to the birth control pill after being on the ring? ...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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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 many consecutive months can I take norethisterone for to delay my period?

Depends : That depends on the dose and the way you are taking it. This is a prescription medication so you would need to have specific instructions from your doctor. Birth control pills would be an easier way to regulate your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Will i ovulate 2 weeks after stopping taking norethisterone and having my delayed period?

Will i ovulate 2 weeks after stopping taking norethisterone and having my delayed period?

Roughly yes: In reproductive medicine, when a patient stops a progesterone of any type we use three days as "artificial" cycle day one. So in theory, you shoul ovulate 17 days after your last dose. Hope that helps. ...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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I am trying to postpone my period... I took Plan B 4 days ago? Can i start norethindrone today to delay period? Dose? 5mg or 10mg?

I am trying to postpone my period... I took Plan B 4 days ago?  Can i start norethindrone today to delay period? Dose? 5mg or 10mg?

Yes: You can take Norethindrone 5mg daily to delay your period; however since you took plan b, if you try to delay your period, you might be in fact masking a pregnancy (in case Plan B failed). ...Read more

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I was prescribed Norethindrone .35mg to delay my period. Online it says take 5mg TID but I was only prescribed .35mg. Will the lower dosage work?

I was prescribed Norethindrone .35mg to delay my period. Online it says take 5mg TID but I was only prescribed .35mg. Will the lower dosage work?

It should, but…: It should, but I would talk with the Doctor Who prescribed it and ask them the same question. You want to be sure that it was the correct dosage and that it was their intention to give you that dosage. I commend you for following up on what you are taking. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Norethindrone .35mg to delay my period. Online it says take 5mg TID but I was only prescribed .35mg. Will the lower dosage work? I'm afraid it isn't going to be enough to delay my period.

I was prescribed Norethindrone .35mg to delay my period. Online it says take 5mg TID but I was only prescribed .35mg. Will the lower dosage work? I'm afraid it isn't going to be enough to delay my period.

Discuss with your Dr: Your physician likely had a reason for prescribing the lower dose, based upon your particular situation. That's the problem with generalized information on the internet; it does not and can't take individual situations into account. ...Read more

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Does starting norethindrone after ovulation delay your period?

Does starting norethindrone after ovulation delay your period?

Menstrual period: Starting any hormonal medication after or before ovulation can have an effect on your next menstrual cycle. Norethindrone is a component of most oral contraceptives, so it will definitively affect your period. ...Read more

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I want to delay my period for a week while I'm on vacation. How much norethindrone do I need to take daily to delay my period?

I want to delay my period for a week while I'm on vacation. How much norethindrone do I need to take daily to delay my period?

Sorry but: HealthTap's agreement with doctors prohibits us from diagnosing or prescribing treatment online in this format. You could see a live doctor for a visit or you could do a virtual consult online, good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more