Norethisterone is a drug made of progestin, which is the synthetic form of the hormone progesterone. It is used to treat women with abnormal vaginal bleeding or menstrual problems due to hormonal imbalance. It is also used as a birth control pill to prevent pregnancy and as for menopausal hormone therapy.

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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 »

Can one I-pill after sex prevent unwanted pregnancy? Do you recommend one more I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner had sex with me before ten days. During that time, my condom was out and went inside of her without our knowledge. I did an ejaculation, and so she took one I-Pill on the evening. Now, we are worried about unwanted pregnancy. She says that her breasts have become big and her n...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If she has taken I-pill (Levonorgestrel) in a proper dose within 48 to 72 hours of unprotected sex, without any vomiting, then it will work, and she will have bleeding within one to two weeks. Please mention about the menstrual history. It would be better, and I can gui...  Read Full »

Had sex on third day and took I-pill, but there was no withdrawal bleeding. Should I worry?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a regular cycle of 28 to 30 days cycle. I got my last period last month, and I had bleeding for five days. But I had unprotected sex on the third day of my periods, and I took I-pill within 10 hours. I have not got a withdrawal bleed, and also, I have not got my periods this month...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen many ladies taking I-pill post unprotected sex are unable to get withdrawal bleed. But they can have heavy bleeding in the same menses during which they had sex, or they can have prolonged bleeding during the periods when the I-pill was taken in the proper d...  Read Full »

Though I am not involved in sexual activity, my period is late for ten days. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have not involved in any sexual activity, but my period is late for ten days. What is the reason? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send your gynecology, and obstetrics report, drug history and medical history. Strict diet, strenuous exercise, anxiety, stress, illness, contraceptives, medications, and hormonal imbalance can cause delayed periods. If you are not involved in sexual activity and...  Read Full »

Can I take Primolut N 5 mg along with a regular contraceptive pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking tablet Primolut N 5 mg three times a day for bleeding. I am using it for a short-term period. Once my bleeding stops, I will stop using it. Can I take Primolut N 5 mg along with my regular oral contraceptive pill?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Primolut N 5 mg (Norethisterone) is a hormonal medication used to delay periods and after stopping it, it can cause withdrawal bleeding within one to two weeks and can cause unscheduled bleeding or irregular periods or spotting. When you are taking oral contraceptives p...  Read Full »

Which tablet to take to delay periods for vacation while still breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I am breastfeeding (not exclusively) my 9-month-old baby due to which I am having irregular periods almost every month. They get delayed for 10 to 15 days. Now, I am on vacation and really do not want my periods for at least 10 days to come as there will be a lot o...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In breastfeeding, serum prolactin increases. That helps in milk production. Even for increasing breast milk production, sometimes prolactin has been given. Prolactin depresses/reduces/disturbs the menstrual cycle. Before six months of age, breastfeeding mothers bett...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some medicine to correct irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old female, and I am married. I am suffering from prolonged and irregular periods. Periods stop and start again for a long time of almost months together. Before three years, I got PCOD problem, but now I have not checked and undergone any medical tests. I took ayurvedic me...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If there are heavy periods which is affecting your daily activities, then you need to pay attention to it and try to solve the issue as soon as possible. Heavy periods can give you anemia, dizziness, generalized weakness and other long-term symptoms as well. Start takin...  Read Full »

Is there any chance of pregnancy post sex after Primolut tablets?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken seven Primolut tablets last month for delaying periods. After three days of stopping those tablets I got periods but this month it is almost 14 days delayed. Still, I did not get my periods. I have involved in sex before four days of periods date. Is there any chance of gettin...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Check if you have taken or recently stopped any medications or hormones, had an illness, strict diet or strenuous exercise, thyroid abnormalities all can delay periods. Wait for a week and have serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test) to clear pregnancy status. Near menses...  Read Full »

How can I get my period immediately?

Query: Hello doctor,My period has delayed two days. I want to get period in one day. I am going on a trip so I want to get period immediately. How can I get it? Please suggest me any medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hormones are used to delay or prepone menstrual bleeding. Hormones or medicines need to start in advance like a week or six days before. If you are going in one or two days and the due date is also within one or two days, then hormone might not be as effective as it wou...  Read Full »

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