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Can a period be delayed for a bit because of losing virginity? I had plan B pill afterwards but I am very stressed and have broken sleep routine.

Can a period be delayed for a bit because of losing virginity? I had plan B pill afterwards but I am very stressed and have broken sleep routine.

Maybe: Plan B in general will alter some bleeding. Assume you're pregnant though and check a pregnancy test as plan b isn't as effective as you might think ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hi. What is the weakest sleeping pills that I can use every night for a short period without seeing a doctor? Is Alprazolam 0.5 good?

Hi. What is the weakest sleeping pills that I can use every night for a short period without seeing a doctor? Is Alprazolam 0.5 good?

It depends: I would shy away from alprazolam for a multitude of reasons. Herbal and even homeopathic remedies can be helpful. Melatonin 3 mg is safe and without an Rx in US. Antihistamines like diphenhydramine are commonly used and safe for short periods. ...Read more

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6 days late for period. No sexual intercourse since past few months. U have sleeping pill every night. What could be the cause other than conceiving?

6 days late for period. No sexual intercourse since past few months. U have sleeping pill every night. What could be the cause other than conceiving?

Variation: In menstrual cycles is quite common! Delays in expected periods can be for a number of physical and emotional stressors. If the "irregularity continued you might want to speak with your OB-GYN!
BTW the sleeping pill has NOTHING to do with the menstrual issue. ...
Hope this is helpful
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Can a change of sleeping pattern delay your period?

Can a change of sleeping pattern delay your period?

Stress can cause: Stress can delay the periods, if it is too much stress that you are not able to sleep can delay the periods ...Read more

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How long can a change in your sleeping schedule delay your period?

How long can a change in your sleeping schedule delay your period?

Use a test: Use a pregnancy test if you think you may be pregnant. There are many thing that can effect your sleep and worrying about being pregnant may be one of them. ...Read more

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Could delayed period be due to stress and tiredness? I have been sleeping very late every night for about two weeks. If so, what should I do?

Could delayed period be due to stress and tiredness? I have been sleeping very late every night for about two weeks. If so, what should I do?

Yes: Stress could cause delay period, but there's other causes could do the same thing. You should try to back on normal schedule and see the period will back to normal. If it is not you should see a doctor and find out the real cause. ...Read more

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My period is 5 days delay. My vaginal discharge smells bad/strong. I've been sleeping late for the past days. What could be the cause of this odor?

My period is 5 days delay. My vaginal discharge smells bad/strong. I've been sleeping late for the past days. What could be the cause of this odor?

Be examined: You need to establish why your cycle is late and have the cause of your vaginal odor/ discharge investigated. See your doctor this week. All the best. ...Read more

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Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion, increased temperature, swelling, sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion, increased temperature, swelling, sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Yes and no: In order of your questioning... Yes Yes No no no and yes. Reading between the lines here, delayed period definitely needs HPT. Is pregnancy what you are most worried about? ...Read more

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Is it possible to have 10 days delayed period because of stress, 4-5 hours sleep per day, passed illness with high fever and using a lotof paracetamol?

Is it possible to have 10 days delayed period because of stress, 4-5 hours sleep per day, passed illness with high fever and using a lotof paracetamol?

Maybe.: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills delay your period?

Can birth control pills delay your period?

Birth control: Birth control pills change when you have your period. There is usually seven pills at the end of each pack during which you have your period. ...Read more

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Can doubling birth control pills delay your period?

Can doubling birth control pills delay your period?

Not really: On bcps you don't have periods; you have withdrawal bleeding at the end of the pack and breakthrough bleeding while taking the pill. Breakthrough bleeding can be helped by doubling your pill. ...Read more

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Would birth control pills delay your period, or is it always regular?

Would birth control pills delay your period, or is it always regular?

Yes: Some formulations do a 'better' job of stopping periods. Any type of ocp can be used to voluntarily do this. If you are wanting to delay your period, you simply skip the 'inactive' pills at the end of the pill pack and begin the next pack when you should have taken the inactive (usu. A different color) pills. ...Read more

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Can taking the Plan B pill while on birth control pills delay your period during the placebo week?

I believe so.: I am not a gynecologist, but my understanding is that Plan B is a high dose of hormones that induce shedding of the lining of the uterus (preventing an egg/embryo from implanting). Taking Plan B while taking placebo (which are sugar pills) will be like taking Plan B by itself. Bleeding based on a new schedule caused by Plan B may be earlier or l8r than usual depending on how ur body reacts. ...Read more

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How long can the morning after pill delay your period?

How long can the morning after pill delay your period?

AIt depends.: It depends on what stage of your cycle you were when you took it.
You should have a normal period within the next month after taking emergency contraceptive pills (also called "morning after pills" or "day after pills"). Sometimes, emergency contraception can change the length of your monthly menstrual cycle, making your next period come as much as a week earlier or a week later than usual. ...Read more

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Can Plan B contraception pill delay a period for one whole month?

Yes: Completely possible for the Progesterone in Plan B to delay period for one month. If you're worried because you've missed your period, you may want to consider taking a home pregnancy test. Otherwise, period will self-regulate and get back to normal soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could the Plan B pill cause delayed period and cramps for 2 weeks?

Could the Plan B pill cause delayed period and cramps for 2 weeks?

Possibly: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the morning after pill delay your period?

Normally, how long would the morning after pill delay your period?

Variable: It may not delay it. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. If your period is more than a week late take a home pregnancy test and follow up with your medical provider / gynecologist. ...Read more

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Could my morning after pill be the cause of a skipped/delayed period?

Could my morning after pill be the cause of a skipped/delayed period?

Yes: Irregular bleeding after taking a morning-after pill, like Plan B or ella, (ulipristal acetate) is somewhat common. Some women get spotting or bleeding before the next period. Women may also have a heavier or lighter next period, or a period that is early or late. A urine pregnancy test can be done 10-14 days after taking a morning-after pill, to be sure the pill worked. ...Read more

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Could the morning after pill I took 2 weeks before be delaying my period now?

Could the morning after pill I took 2 weeks before be delaying my period now?

Yes: Anytime you take hormones it can throw off your cycle. Check a pregnancy test though, the morning after decreases rate of pregnancy, but does not eliminate it. ...Read more

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Hormone pills to delay a period that has no side effects? When should I start taking them?

Hormone pills to delay a period that has no side effects? When should I start taking them?

Does not exist: There are no meds or herbs or hormones that have no side effect.
Some known now and some we find over time. ...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?

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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Period came early, on second to last of my bc pills. Wanted to delay period by starting new pack tomorrow but since it already started what can I do?

Period came early, on second to last of my bc pills. Wanted to delay period by starting new pack tomorrow but since it already started what can I do?

Too late: It is too late for this cycle. But if you are trying for continuous therapy. You skip the fake pill and move on to the next pack. It may take 3-6 months for your cycles to stop.

Now not all womens cycles will stop and you may have to go back to having a cycle.

Your gyn should be able to guide you through this. It is not fda approved and is off label, but it works well most of the time. ...Read more

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