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If your period hasn't come when it's supposed to, could that be from being sick last week?

If your period hasn't come when it's supposed to, could that be from being sick last week?

Yes it can.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can just being sick cause your period to be late by a week?

Can just being sick cause your period to be late by a week?

Yes, it's possible.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can being sick before your period make your period start several days later?

Can being sick before your period make your period start several days later?

It can happen.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does being sick prior to your period, make it late? How will it know when to come? And how long does it take for it to come AFTER being sick?

How does being sick prior to your period, make it late? How will it know when to come? And how long does it take for it to come AFTER being sick?

It depends: Just as emotional stress can interfere with ovulation, so can the stress of physical illness. Once those changes resolve, ovulation will occur and your period will come again. When that will happen varies from person to person and from illness to illness. Hope this helps some. ...Read more

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Could being sick delay a woman's period?

Could being sick delay a woman's period?

Yes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Help please! could being sick delay a period?

Help please! could being sick delay a period?

Yes, it could: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Could being sick be the reason my period is late?

Could being sick be the reason my period is late?

Yes it can be but: Yes being sick can delay your period sometime.But if you had unprotected sex and missed your period,you should do an inhome pregnancy test done to rule out the commonest cause of missed period ...Read more

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Is being sick one of the factors of a late period?

Is being sick one of the factors of a late period?

Yes: Any kind of stress can keep you from ovulating and miss a period: Sickness, training for a marathon, dieting etc. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If your period is late this month, can being sick be the cause?

If your period is late this month, can being sick be the cause?

Yes, it's possible.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cystitis from being sick for a long period of time?

Is it possible to get cystitis from being sick for a long period of time?

Unlikely: Bladder infection, absent some primary predisposing factor, is not likely to be a result of being ill, unless that illness involved placement of a urinary catheter, was an immuno-suppressive disorder, involved bacteria entering the bloodstream, or other complicating problems. ...Read more

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