What is menstrual delay?

Article by Dr. Dang Pham Quang Thai – Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Share99 Times City International Health Hub.

The upcoming menstruation will fall on the trip, which will coincide with the day of work,… are all dilemmas. So is there any way to actively delay menstruation or not, is it safe to postpone menstruation?

1. What is menstruation?

Menstruation is a phenomenon of peeling of the lining of the uterus with cycles due to endometrial changes that cause bleeding from the uterus chamber to the outside of the vagina. Each person's menstruation usually has a cycle, the average menstrual cycle is 28 days.

2. Is there an active way to delay menstruation?

Menstrual deferred medications may be used to postpone menstruation. Menstrual delay drug is a drug with the composition of the hormone progesteron.

The mechanism by which progesteron-containing drugs work to slow menstruation because during a normal menstrual cycle, the first half of the cycle will be affected by the hormone Estrogen to stimulate the growth of the lining of the uterus but the second half of the period is affected by a hormone called Progesterone and this is also the reason why doctors choose Progesteron without Estrogen. In the last days of the cycle the amount of Progesterone declines resulting in the lining of the uterus peeling off, creating menstrual bleeding. Using menstrual deferred drugs containing the hormone Progesterone will make the lining of the uterus unable to peel off, thereby giving the effect of delaying menstruation.


Menstrual deferred drugs containing the hormone progesteron

3. Is it safe and effective to use menstrual deferred medications?

The majority of cases of menstrual deferred medications are effective and safe, however the results of use of the drug are individually dependent, and should not be abused regularly because these drugs inhibit the body's natural hormone cycle. Therefore it is best in cases of "reluctant" to use, and it is necessary to return to normal as soon as possible.


It is not recommended to use hormone drugs on your own

4. Do menstrual deferred medications have side effects?

Any drug has an undesirable effect. Side effects of this drug as well as side effects due to excess hormone progesterone, including abdominal distension, acne, mood changes due to hormone imbalance.

5. After stopping the drug, how long will there be menstruation?

Depending on the location of each person, the time of menstruation will be different, but usually this period is from 10-15 days. In some cases, menstruation may appear immediately within a few hours after discontinuation of the drug.

Do you need less menstrual treatment?

After stopping the drug 15 days menstruation will return

6. How to use menstrual deferred medications?

With any drug should not be used on their own. To ensure safety and efficiency, consult a specialist for appropriate examination and indications. It is recommended to consult a gynecologist at least 1 week or 10 days before the arrival of menstruation. During the use of the drug, if there are signs of abnormalities, it is necessary to contact your doctor as soon as possible. After stopping the drug for 15 days without seeing menstruation again, it is necessary to see a doctor for the exact cause.

How to take and dose medications that delay the menstrual cycle

If you use the contraceptive pill daily to delay menstruation, you can apply the following use to bring effect.For the daily contraceptive pill type 21 tablets, just take 21 pills as usual but instead of taking 7 days off and starting a new blister, continue to use a new blister immediately without taking any more days off. If you want to slow down to travel for a few days, you will drink at the new blister equivalent to each of them (For example, if you want to move the red light day 4 days, take 4 contraceptive pills). The way to slow menstruation for 1 month is to take all this daily contraceptive blister.For the daily contraceptive pill blister 28 tablets, just take all 21 tablets and remove from taking 7 brown pills called "placebo". Then drink the no.1 member of the new blister and maintain normal drinking to postpone the menstruation that month.

Pharmacists advising on drug use at pharmacies

Advice on how to take the drug before taking it

In case the contraceptive pill is not used daily, progesteron delay should be taken at least 3-4 days before the menstruation and taken regularly until the neuron returns. But with this use it is necessary to have specific instructions of a specialist. Since the dosage of the drug according to this method depends on the weight and current state of health, thanks to a face-to-face examination the doctor will prescribe the most reasonable.

With this measure there may be menstruation immediately after discontinuation of the drug but there are some cases of female hormones that require 7-10 days of menstruation to appear again.

Menstrual delay pills are quite safe and effective but should not be overuse. You should see obstetrician for detailed advice.

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