Delaying Period

Many women look for options to delay their period for the sake of vacations, outdoor trips, water activities and religious site visits. While some resort to prescription drugs, other stick to natural methods.

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Can you take Primolut N to delay periods even if you are spotting and on OCP?

Query: Hello, I am on Yaz right now and have been taking the pill as a contraceptive for 3 months now. I am supposed to get my period in two days but I am already spotting and I feel like it is going to come tomorrow. I was wondering if I could take Primolut N to delay it.  Read Full »

Dr. Artur Holubka

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello! The drug Yaz is a combined hormonal contraceptive with antimineralocorticoid and antiandrogenic action. The contraceptive effect of combined oral contraceptive drugs (COCs) is based on the interaction of various factors, the most important of which are suppression of ovulation and changes ...  Read Full »

How can I get my periods earlier?

Query: Hi doctor, My actual due date of period will be tomorrow. But, I did not see any signs of the period. I did not even have sex. I have to travel in five days and I wish to have period by tomorrow or day after tomorrow. Can you suggest anything to get my period early?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no such way to get periods in a day or two. Even if you want to delay, then also you have to start pill five to six days before the expected date. Only you have to wait now or if you want to postpone, then can try oral contraceptive pills once daily for as many d...  Read Full »

How to postpone my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My marriage is ahead in 13 days. We are planning for honeymoon after four days of our marriage. But, my fiance's monthly cycle date is on the fifth day following our marriage. We need help in postponing her period as well as about birth control. Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a perfect time to start a birth control pill from now. Just start a Novelon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol combination) tablet from day one of this cycle. Then start another pack after completion of this one without any gap. This will cross your honeymoon date. J...  Read Full »

What is Megest used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to postpone my period date. So, I have started consuming Megest 10 mg from 22nd day. Will it be effective?  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your periods were regular of 28 to 30 days, then you going to postpone your period as long as you are continuing the Megest 10 (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) daily. So, continue the tablet as long as you want to delay and do not miss in between. Because if you miss, ...  Read Full »

Can I postpone my period?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 20 years old and I want to postpone my periods for 20 days due to work issues. Can you suggest a way?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have some tablets based on hormones that could delay your periods. But, I want you to be aware that it can disturb your cycles, cause irregular bleeding, some water retention, breast heaviness, etc. But it is not necessary that your body will show all the eff...  Read Full »

How To Delay Periods Without Any Side Effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 year old female, and I am getting married this month, and I am going for my honeymoon. So, I want to delay my periods without any side effect. I am still a virgin, so I do not want to ruin my honeymoon. So, please suggest the best medicine. When to start taking it, in what dose, ...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me start by congratulating you in advance for your wedding. There are many methods, all using hormones, to either prepone or postpone the period. I would like to suggest the simplest and the best method. I would not confuse you with too many dates, as these hormone...  Read Full »

I want to delay menstruation. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to delay menstruation. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have hormonal medications to delay the periods. For better results, start 5 to 7 days in advance of a particular date. Have tablet Primolute N (10 mg twice daily) and continue till three days before you want to have periods. After stopping medications, you can h...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be used to delay periods?

Query: Hello doctor,My date of the period was 10th of this month but I got it on 6th. Next month on 2nd, we have a religious function in the temple, so I want to delay my periods. Which medicine is better to use? Some say Primolut N or Ovral G or Ovral l. Please suggest me any medicine with proper dosage t...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generally, to delay periods, Progesterone hormones have better performance. So take the following medications in given dosage, two days prior to expected next date of your periods, till the date you wish to delay. Delaying periods in once a blue moon is fine, but doing ...  Read Full »

How can I prepone my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to prepone my periods by a few days?  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do understand that when we want our periods to be earlier rather than later. But unfortunately delaying cycles is usually better. If you have 28 days cycles then this month your cycles will start on the expected date. But, if you have 30 or more days cycles I will sug...  Read Full »

When will I get my periods after taking Deviry tablet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not got my periods for the past 60 days. Now I have planned for trip in the next week. My doctor advised me to take Deviry tablet twice in a day for five days. Can any one let me know by when will I get my periods? I have started taking the tablet yesterday night.  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After completing a five days course, you will be getting your periods within a week or so. However, if you have a doubt then get back to me. Take care.  Read Full »

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