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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is it advisable to postpone periods while travelling?

I ve been off of birth control for 3 months. I started my period on 9/1 and I m still bleeding. I expect this to stop by 9/10. My doctor gave me 2 packs of Levora to start taking, as I m trying to avoid getting my period while I m on a surfing trip from 9/26-10/12. I ve had problems with breakthrough bleeding in the past with Lutera, Cryselle, Loestrin, etc. My doctor said Levora is a bit stronger, but I m still worried I ll have my period when away or worse I ll just breakthrough bleed the entire time. Am I better off just getting my period 9/28-10/1 and sucking it up for a week or should I give it a shot? If you think I should give it a shot, when should I start?
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
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OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine 's  Response

There is no need to postpone periods while travelling. Let it continue for your natural process.

If at all, you want to postpone, start taking Progesterone drug 5 days before your periods and continue till you do not want periods.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Mandavi Rai
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