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My period is 10 days late. I've taken 2 pregnancy tests and both were negative and I've been having cramps. Is it possible my period was delayed because I was sick at the time of my normal ovulation? I've been having cramps like my period is about to star

My period is 10 days late. I've taken 2 pregnancy tests and both were negative and I've been having cramps. Is it possible my period was delayed because I was sick at the time of my normal ovulation? I've been having cramps like my period is about to star

Hormonal imbalance: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 10 days after a missed period, you are not likely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...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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Can Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine delay your period? or being sick?

Can Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine delay your period? or being sick?

No, it will not: delay your period. If you're late, you may just be pregnant, or have other hormonal disorder. If concerned see your PCP. ...Read more

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Causes of delayed ovulation?

Causes of delayed ovulation?

Ovulation: Causes of delayed ovulation can be multiple, for example: having irregular menstrual periods, stress in your personal life, obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, your age, medical conditions affecting the female system, some medications, hx of long acting contraceptives like Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days would sickness delay ovulation?

Varies: Probably won't delay it at all, but could skip a whole cycle. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way to delay ovulation in a normal cyle by just a few days?

Is there a safe way to delay ovulation in a normal cyle by just a few days?

Possibly: By taking Clomid (clomiphene) starting on day 5 you can sometimes push the day of ovulation a couple of days later. This is not foolproof. It is more likely to work if you have a very short cycle and ovulate early and are trying to ovulate closer to day 14. There is a 5-10% risk of multiple birth (mostly twins) so it is not without risk. ...Read more

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