How to Delay Your Period

how to delay your period

In some cases, you might want to know how to delay your period. If you want to delay your period, there are ways in order to achieve it.

Of course, there are a number of reasons why you would want to learn how to delay your period; it includes convenience up to planning for a special event. The important consideration is that delaying your period can be done in a safe manner, although it should only be done occasionally.

Based on your situation, if you are taking a combination of oral contraceptives or not using any hormonal contraception treatment, there are two ways in order to delay your period. Before you are going to try one, you have to consult your doctor initially since you can be advised accordingly and can help you determine if it is safe for you.

In case you are using an oral combination of contraceptive pills as a form of protection for unwanted pregnancies, you can learn how to delay your period in a direct manner. Before you start taking oral contraceptives, consider the potential side effects of birth control pills. The combined contraceptives have three weeks of hormonal pills that are followed with a one week break on the intake of pills. Throughout this period, women undergo a bleeding withdrawal. To avoid this, you can start taking the next pack of contraceptive pills without the one week break in between. In doing so, it is recommended not to skip the break again for a number of weeks.

In cases where you do not presently take any kind of contraceptive that is hormonal, you can still hold your period in a safe manner and effectively. Your period may stop in water and in some cases, a high dosage of Ibuprofen can stop your period, temporarily. A prescription drug, Norethisterone is composed of synthetic progestogen which is similar to those in oral contraceptives. With the intake of the medication, typically 3-4 days before expecting your period, it maintains the natural progestogen level in the body as well as delaying the shedding of the womb lining and the start of your period. This is an easy treatment but it is still advised not to delay your period for more than two weeks. You have to consult your doctor in case you have questions about the treatment and how long you can safely utilize the medication.

How to delay your period in a safe way?

You have to bear in mind that delaying your period should not be harmful to your body, as long as it is not done several times and for prolonged periods. It is always best to consult your doctor before you are planning to try out on how to delay your period to make sure that it is a safe option for you to take.

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  • Jeanette Grobler

    Hi there. I’m urgently looking for advice. I was sterilized 14yrs ago. A month ago I went for the 2months injection hoping to stop my heavy periods. Its already 3 weeks that I’m having my period. It is very light. Used to be heavy but for about 5 to 7 days. The blood coming out is very dark almost black. Is there a way to stop it as I don’t want my period over new year.

  • Wendy

    Can you get Norethisterone over the counter? i want to delay my period for a week when we go on vacation.

  • jezenia

    I am leaving on a very important special trip on the 8th of march. How fast I can delay my period and is this over the counter?

  • IA

    Hi, apparently you cannot get norethisterone over the counter unfortunately.

  • Anonymous

    I’m on my period but I need it to stop before tomorrow how do I do that without taking pills?

  • Anonymous

    My doc told me to take Plan B three days before period is due. No guarantees it will work to delay period

  • Anonymous

    Okay so I start around the tenth and my friend is having her pool party on the 13th or 14th and I need to delay my period!!!!!! I’m only 13 so I really need help like now cuz idk what to do

  • i think i might be getting my period by like tomorrow and i’m going to visit some family and my boyfriend how should i delay it?

  • stella

    i have to go to a waterpark on 8th feb…. please help me i want to delay my periods

  • Bee

    Iam travelling tomorrow and my periods just showed up, is there anyhow i can stop it

  • Mrs Bilal

    Anonymous says:
    March 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    I’m on my period but I need it to stop before tomorrow how do I do that without taking pills?


  • Kaylee

    I have a pool party to go to tomorrow with my cuz and I WANT TO GET RID OF MEH PERIOD!!! How do I do that without taking pills or using tampons? I’m only 13 going on 14 and I want to get rid of it fast so plzz reply asap!! It would really help me a lot!!!