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How can periods be delayed?

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Posted on Sat, 15 Nov 2014
Question: I want to delay my period by a few days. I want to know if I can ask my doctor about prescribing Norethisterone but I don't know if that is something that is done regularly. I have never requested anything like this before.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,you can.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,welcome to HCM forum.

Periods can be postponed for a few days with hormonal agents like nore ethisterone.This is a common practice.It is to be started 3-4 days before the expected date,and can be continued maximum up to 2 weeks.You can discuss with your doctor.

But,do this only if necessary.It can make your periods irregular.Hope you are not breast feeding.

I hope this will answer your query.
Thank you.
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How can periods be delayed?

Brief Answer: Yes,you can. Detailed Answer: Hello dear,welcome to HCM forum. Periods can be postponed for a few days with hormonal agents like nore ethisterone.This is a common practice.It is to be started 3-4 days before the expected date,and can be continued maximum up to 2 weeks.You can discuss with your doctor. But,do this only if necessary.It can make your periods irregular.Hope you are not breast feeding. I hope this will answer your query. Thank you.