Period Delay


What does ‘period delay’ mean?

Period delay is the term used to refer to when a woman chooses to delay her monthly period. The easy way to do this is by taking a period delay tablet called Norethisterone. Contact us today for further information regarding a period delay in Leicester and Nuneaton.

Why delay your period?

Women delay their period for a number of reasons. You may be having an upcoming wedding or holiday, and you think the periods will interfere with your plans. You may also choose to avoid experiencing discomforts and stressful moments that mark your periods, especially when you are changing your job or moving to a new house.

What is a normal menstrual cycle?

There is a variation when it comes to the menstrual cycle. Nevertheless, periods occur on averagely every 28 days. Any regular cycles shorter or longer than the average, i.e. 21 – 40 days, are considered normal. The female hormone oestrogen levels normally begin to go up in the first half of the cycle. The oestrogen thickens the womb lining in preparation for pregnancy.

The midpoint of your menstrual cycle is between 10 to 16 days following your period. The ovaries release ova through the ovulation process. This is when a woman is most fertile.

How does the period delay tablet work?

The tablets that delay periods work by mimicking the progesterone, your natural hormones. It limits the lining of the womb from shedding by ensuring that the progesterone levels are high. This way, the period is delayed.

For how long is your period delayed?

Our Norethisterone period delay tablet is able to delay the periods for about 17 days. We recommend that you take the tablet as soon as three days before you experience your normal period.

What are the side effects of the period delay tablet?

It’s safe to use the period delay tablet; however, you should only use it occasionally. The most known side effects of delaying periods include changes in mood, a rash, nausea, headaches, breasts tenderness and dizziness.

Get in touch with Leicester Travel Clinic to find out more about the period delay in Leicester and Nuneaton.