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Period Delay Treatments

Most women have the occasional need to delay their periods for a few days until it's a more convenient time for it to start, which is when period delay treatments are very helpful. These treatments, which include the pill or Norethisterone, give you the option to postpone your period for a special occasion, holiday or simply because you have an important exam or test coming up.

The pill can be used to delay periods if it's taken in a different way or order, but women who aren't using or able to use the pill can benefit from using the short-term treatment, Norethisterone. Both the contraceptive pill and Norethisterone are available online from OnlineClinic.

Prescription period delay treatments

The majority of combined oral contraceptives can be used to help delay menstruation, as long as your doctor has said that it's safe for you to do so. Monophasic, phasic and ED (everyday) versions of the pill simply need to be taken in an adjusted pattern, which would normally involve two packs being taken without a seven day break in-between.

The pill works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, preventing the womb lining from preparing itself from receiving an egg and, lastly, by thickening cervical mucous to block sperm from reaching the womb. The pill is taken for 21 days, followed by a week's break when withdrawal bleeding occurs. This bleeding is the body's way of removing the pill's contraceptive hormones from your system. If that break is skipped and you continue to take a new pack straight away, this withdrawal bleed is simply delayed for another 21 days or until your next break from the pill.

Norethisterone

This treatment allows you to safely stop your period from starting until you are ready for it. It contains an artificial version of progestogen, which allows it to manipulate your menstrual cycle in a similar way to how naturally produced hormones are able to. When you take Norethisterone, it stimulates the womb lining to grow which means that the lining is held in place and isn't shed, which is what normally happens before your period starts.

If used correctly, Norethisterone can postpone the start of your period by up to two weeks, provided it is taken three days before your period is due to start.

Norethisterone box

Alternative benefits of period delay treatments

Period delay can be extremely convenient, but it is also able to help women who experience extremely painful, heavy or prolonged periods. Most women have the occasional need to delay their periods for a few days until a more convenient time for it to start, which is when period delay treatments are very helpful. These treatments, which include the pill or Norethisterone, give you the option to postpone your period for a special occasion, holiday or simply because you have an important exam or test coming up.

Physicians can also prescribe period delay treatments to women who tend to experience a worsening of conditions such as depression, migraines, endometriosis or epilepsy before their period starts. Women with severe premenstrual symptoms have also been known to benefit from period delay medications.

Norethisterone's ability to delay periods has made it helpful in the treatment of women in the advanced stages of breast cancer or those with abnormal abdominal or uterine bleeding.

Ordering prescription period delay treatments online

Norethisterone is available from OnlineClinic for the purposes of period delay. However, as it's a prescription medication, we ask you to complete a quick consultation when you place your order. The information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will enable our doctor to provide a prescription, should it be safe for you to use this medication. Once your prescription is issued, it will be sent straight to our pharmacy where a pharmacist will check your prescription and medication before it is sent via overnight delivery. If your order is not approved for a prescription, you will not be charged and our doctor may be able to provide you with an alternative recommendation.