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When do periods start after taking Norethisterone?

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Question: If I take norethisterone to delay my July period by 2 weeks, when will my August period start? Would it be 4 weeks from my last period, or four weeks from when I should have started (had I not delayed it)? Hope that makes sense :/ Just briefly, I would be due on on 10 July so thinking of taking norethisterone 7 July and stop taking on 21 July - coming on hopefully by 24/25 July. My holiday is 4 August-16 August... Hope you can help!!
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
After 20th August.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Your period in August will start 4 weeks from the date when your period starts in July after a delay of 2 weeks.
To delay the period it is best to start taking the pill on 5th July- 5 days before the expected date to be on safer side and continue it till 21st. Your next period will be expected in the last week of August.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (19 minutes later)
Wow, thank you - that is a great response.

Just one query though - I have read other reviews and it recommends you only take Norethisterone for no more than 14 days, but in your response the time span is 17 days - 3 days more? Do you think this would pose a problem?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Yes. Taking it for more than 14 days can cause an intermittent spotting. It is best to take it from 6th to 20th July.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

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When do periods start after taking Norethisterone?

Brief Answer: After 20th August. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. Your period in August will start 4 weeks from the date when your period starts in July after a delay of 2 weeks. To delay the period it is best to start taking the pill on 5th July- 5 days before the expected date to be on safer side and continue it till 21st. Your next period will be expected in the last week of August. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal