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Is there a pill you can take prior to going on holiday that will stop your period?


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2011-09-13 06:07:22
2011-09-13 06:07:22

There's a pill the doctor can give you called Utovlan which delays your period. You start taking it 3 days before your period is due and continue taking it through your holiday, taking is 3 times a day. You stop taking it when you get back from your holiday and then your period comes.

AnswerI don't think that is true. Some women who are taking birth control pills and know they will be on their period when they are on vacation or for whatever other reasons and would like to skip it don't take the sugar pills in their pack and go straight to their next pack of active birth control pills. Please know that even doing this may backfire and you may still get breakthrough bleeding which could last longer than the period would have. However, if you are not taking birth control pills, aren't on the patch or nuvaring among others... there isn't a way to stop it. AnswerYes, the combination birth control pill. If you're already on the pill, and you're at least 3 months away (the more time you have, the better) form starting your vacation, you can switch to a continuous regimen [you only take the active pills, and skip the placebo ones]. Switching to a continuous regimen well in advance of the vacation allows the body to get used to the new regimen, and reduces the likelihood of breakthrough bleeding/spotting.

If you're scheduled to start your vacation sooner, your doctor can give you a higher dose pill regimen, to stop your period.

AnswerYes, it is called Norethisterone tablets. You take those a few days before your period is due, and it delays it until you come back from your holiday. They are not contraceptives though, so still use a contraceptive as well.

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yes you can just continue on to your next packet of your pills and have your period next month.

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well, the doctor can prescribe something to stop your period from coming, it a drug with hormones in it - which can have some pretty bad side effects from personal experience.

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You can not, if you are having timing problems then you can go on the pill which will help rgulate your times, but if you just need to start early because of going on holiday, or wanting to have sex soon, then you can't speed it up. (I am a doctor)

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Sometimes the birth control pill can make your period so light that you don't' see it at all. If you have taken the birth control pill as directed in the prior weeks, there's no cause for concern.

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