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What should I take to delay me period? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:hello Dr.
User:i wanted to enquire something about mensus
User:i have always been getting mensus regularly on time
Doctor:Please proceed
User:but i am going on a vacation with family and i expect it come around same dates
User:i wanted to know if i can use some pill to delay it by a week
Doctor:Yes sure
Doctor:You could do that without any harm
User:can you suggest some name?
Doctor:You could take Tablet. Provera
Doctor:It is the brand name
User:so how do i use it
Doctor:Please get it prescribed by your doctor
Doctor:You need to take it for 5 days before the expected date of your mensus
Doctor:You can take it for a week to 10 days
Doctor:After you stop the tablet, you will get bleeding in next 3 days
Doctor:Are you following me?
Doctor:If not, please ask me
User:and how doest it work actually?
Doctor:I shall explain again
Doctor:It prolongs the progesterone phase or the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle
User:will let me retain the eggs that are formed
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:I did not get you
Doctor:Can you ask me again?
User:i mean mensus happens when the eggs formed after ovulation get discarded
User:m i right?
Doctor:you are right
User:so if i take these pills the eggs are retained or destroyed?
Doctor:eggs are released
User:and will it have any kind of side effects?
Doctor:Possible side effects are heaviness in your breasts
Doctor:increased basal body temperature
User:hmm ok
User:and what about the coming months
User:will it delay the mensus in coming months?
Doctor:You will get the next cycle after the next one month is completed
User:i mean will it happen after 28 days of the day i get bleeding
Doctor:you are right
Doctor:you will get your periods 28 days after you get the bleeding this time
User:and if there is any side effect it wil be visible only this time right
User:it should not show any side effects further right?
Doctor:The effect will only last for this cycle
User:one last question
User:can u tell me some other brand name in case i dont get this particular pill
Doctor:You can try Meprate as well
User:thanku so much doctor
User:for clearing all my doubts
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:no thnaku
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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