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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Should I stop Jaimiess birth control pill if I have breakthrough bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using the Jaimiess birth control pill for a year to skip my periods. Previously I used Sprintec. I have skipped my periods for almost five months with this method. From yesterday I have been spotting which is more red than brown. It seems like I am going to bleed. Next week is the...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From your statement, I understand you are taking 84 + 7 birth control pills. Ideally, the bleeding while you are on active pills should last for five to seven days. It is recommended to stop the pills if the patient experiences brea...  Read Full »

Is there a way to to prepone my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods are irregular. I have a holiday planned, so I wanted to prepone my periods. My last periods was exactly a month and a half back. So, I started taking Deviry tablet, twice a day for five days before my period was due. It has been six days now, but I still did not get my periods...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When are you going for your vacation? Usually, after stopping the tablets, you should get your period within 15 days. Revert with more information to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

Does Primolut help to delay periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife wants to delay her period for one week. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For guiding you, I want to know the details of your wife's period date. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Yaz as a contraceptive for three months. I am expecting my periods to come after two days. But I have spotting always. Can I take Primolut along with it?   Read Full »

Dr. Artur Holubka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yaz (Ethinyl estradiol with Drospirenone) is a combined hormonal contraceptive pill with antimineralocorticoid and antiandrogenic action. The contraceptive effect of combined oral contraceptive drugs (COC) is based on various factors. The important factors are suppressi...  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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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