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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.

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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).

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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.

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Can being really stressed out, and also a bit sick, delay your period bleeding?

Can being really stressed out, and also a bit sick, delay your period bleeding?

Yes: Stress and illness can definitely affect your hormones and subsequently your period and cause a delay. I hope you are feeling better and on your way to recovery!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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

Not likely: Cystitis is a bacterial infection of the bladder most often. A decreased immune function could possibly increase the probability.

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I have been on my period two weeks and keep being sick. Please suggest a cure?

I have been on my period two weeks and keep being sick. Please suggest a cure?

Not so easy: At 45 years old, this abnormal bleeding could be a presentation of uterine cancer or a benign hormonal issue. You need to see a gynecologist to determine its significance. There is no easy 'cure' without a lot more information. Sorry.

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Can being sick all week and feeling stressed out change when your period comes?

Can being sick all week and feeling stressed out change when your period comes?

Yes - 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can being sick cause me to miss my period?

Can being sick cause me to miss my period?

Yes: It is possible for the stress of illness to throw off your cycle. Check a pregnancy test and if no period within a couple of weeks, check in with your ob/gyn!

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I've been sick, will and how long will this delay my period?

I've been sick, will and how long will this delay my period?

Being ill may or: May not delay your period. There is not a way to estimate how long it might be delayed.

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What to do if I need help, can stress and being sick make your period late?

What to do if I need help, can stress and being sick make your period late?

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.

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My gf is 11 days late on her period but we always have protected sex but she has been really stressed &just got done being sick, could she be prego?

My gf is 11 days late on her period but we always have protected sex but she has been really stressed &just got done being sick, could she be prego?

Protected sex: Depending on how "protected" sex actually is, the chances of pregnancy are variably unlikely. If concerned at all about any missed birth control pills or malfunctioning condoms, etc, check a home pregnancy test. Your girlfriend is far enough past a missed period for it to be positive if she's pregnant.

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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

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