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Can contraceptive pills delay or postpone periods is the query - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   How can i help u ?
User :   hello (: and yes i hope u can
User :   well .. I am a 16 year old girl, who has had her period for a few years now and I have never been on birth control. In less then 4days I have this very important event I am going to. BUT I just got my period this morning which was my worse nightmare. My friend has a few birth control pills and said maybe if u take them it will stop in time for that day. Will this work? or will this harm my body? please help ! i dont know what to do ..
Doctor :   No taking the OCPills will not delay or postpone your period
Doctor :   its not harmful either
Doctor :   in case u want to stop the bleeding a high dose progresterone medication can be given by your gynae to postpone the periods for a few days
Doctor :   once u stop the medication, the withdrawal bleeding will occur
User :   given by your gynae ?
Doctor :   but since your periods have already started, it is not going to stop the periods now
Doctor :   for effective postponement, this medication needs to be administered 2-4 days before the expected start of the periods
User :   so im just flat out of luck then
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