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Can fever effect menstrual cycle?

Can fever effect menstrual cycle?

Not usually: Fever in and of itself should not affect your cycle. If you are on birth control pills and have associated stomach upset (vomiting, diarrhea), you may not absorb the pill as well through you GI tract and that could cause break through bleeding. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Can dengue fever affect my menstrual cycle?

Can dengue fever affect my menstrual cycle?

Possibly: Any severe illness can affect our period. If you don't want to be pregnant, use something for birth control. ...Read more

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Always had painful contractions on the first day of my menstrual cycle but never fever symptoms. Recently I started having fever symptom. Is it normal?

Always had painful contractions on the first day of my menstrual cycle but never fever symptoms. Recently I started having fever symptom. Is it normal?

Can be: It can be normal to have some fluctuations of temperature as part of a woman's cycle. If it is cyclical, it's likely hormonal. If this is the first time, make sure there's nothing else that could be cause of fever (no body aches, severe fatigue, nausea/vomiting, etc.) it's still flu season and I wouldn't want you to not be treated for something that could be infectious, rather than hormonal. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever affects the menstrual cycle? I'm (-) ing pregnacy test. 2wks delayed,

Can dengue fever affects the menstrual cycle? I'm (-) ing pregnacy test. 2wks delayed,

Maybe: A doctor can check to see if there is any worrisome medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their periods or a missed period on occasion (especially after getting a symptomatic illness like dengue). Some women are back to normal very soon, but others do have bothersome menstrual symptoms that persist or recur and need to see their doctors. ...Read more

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Can dizziness and vomiting with no fever be linked to a car accident two days prior, her menstrual cycle also began today.

Can dizziness and vomiting with no fever be linked to a car accident two days prior, her menstrual cycle also began today.

Yes: If there is neck stiffness and headaches then yes dizziness and vomiting may be related to the car accident. I think an evaluation of a spinal specialist and imaging is indicated to improve your recovery. ...Read more

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I have been having a pain on my left side above the hip region. It kind of feels like a side stitch, but worse. I started my menstrual period yesterday morning and the pain started last night. No fever, blood in urine etc. What could this be?

I have been having a pain on my left side above the hip region. It kind of feels like a side stitch, but worse. I started my menstrual period yesterday morning and the pain started last night. No fever, blood in urine etc. What could this be?

Ovary: Sounds like a pain in the ovary. It could be a cyst. They often resolve spontaneously after your menses. There are many other possibilities, including low grade infection, intestinal or appendix, urinary tract and hernia, so if it is severe or persistent, get it checked by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does cold and flu affect the menstrual cycle?

Does cold and flu affect the menstrual cycle?

See below: Theoretically, any stress induced situation, including an illness like influenza, can affect the cycle by altering the stress hormone in the body. ...Read more

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Flu-like symptoms about 3-5 days before the start of my menstrual cycle normal?

PMS: Premenstrual symptoms are common and varied. I have seen lots of pms complaints, but 'flu-like', not yet. If you mean headache, absolutely. If you mean fatigue, you bet. But the fever that usually accompanies flu is not a premenstrual phenomenon, except that basal body temperature rises by about 1 degree during the ten days or so prior to menses. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause flu like symptoms to appear monthly during menstrual cycle?

Is there anything that can cause flu like symptoms to appear monthly during menstrual cycle?

You may have: Dysmenorrhea. During a woman’s period she may experience abdominal cramping, pain in the back & things, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, increased sweating & loose bowel movements. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches & pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more

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What causes you to have flu like symptoms and feel ill a few days to a week before your menstral cycle?

What causes you to have flu like symptoms and feel ill a few days to a week before your menstral cycle?

Likely unrelated: Your symptoms are most likely unrelated to your menstrual cycle. It is possible you have a respiratory virus if you are having flu-like symptoms. If rest and plenty of fluids do not make you feel better within a couple days, you might consider visiting the doctor. Could also be hormonal rhinitis? Or allergies. ...Read more

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I have really bad menstrual cramps and feel like I have to puke and I also get a fever please help!?

I have really bad menstrual cramps and feel like I have to puke and I also get a fever please help!?

Bad menstrual cramps: This is from a chemical called prostaglandin. This causes all the problems you complain of. The good news is there are inhibitors of this chemical like advil (ibuprofen) and alleve. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle started on 01/02 and ended on 01/06. On 01/20 it started again and ended 01/24. Now I have fever and nausea. Causes could be?

My menstrual cycle started on 01/02 and ended on 01/06. On 01/20 it started again and ended 01/24. Now I have fever and nausea. Causes could be?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Hello, I have missed 2 menstrual cycles and its been 54 days. My pregnancy test are negative. Also, I had fever in past 20 days. Please help.

Hello, I have missed 2 menstrual cycles and its been 54 days. My pregnancy test are negative. Also, I had fever in past 20 days. Please help.

Could be: Many things can cause skipped or irregular periods. If you have pain, it could be due to a cyst. Sometimes there can be irregular hormone production, or failure to ovulate that can cause late or skipped periods; also things like stress can cause irreg menses, or thyroid problems. Some lab testing and sonogram are needed to find out exactly what's going on. ...Read more

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I was 9 days late for my menstrual cycle took one test said + five - after. I've had mild cramps, fever one day, and now pink bleeding light?

I was 9 days late for my menstrual cycle took one test said + five - after. I've had mild cramps, fever one day, and now pink bleeding light?

See a physician: It is possible that you may have had an early miscarriage. With your fever, there could be an infection (also known as septic abortion). Especially if your fever persists, please see your doctor to evaluate further ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Never had fever symptoms like fatigue, high temperature, days before menstrual cycle before but it started recently. Is it normal?

Never had fever symptoms like fatigue, high temperature, days before menstrual cycle before but it started recently. Is it normal?

What is normal?: Fatigue and temperature instability can certainly be related to hormonal fluctuations at the end of your cycle as you approach your menses. This might be worth discussing with your obgyn. ...Read more

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I have an abnormal menstrual cycle, and no im not pregnant. But I tend to have this bloody discharge when I change my pantyliner. I have a fever. Help?

I have an abnormal menstrual cycle, and no im not pregnant. But I tend to have this bloody discharge when I change my pantyliner. I have a fever. Help?

See your gyn: It is not clear, what you define as abnormal menses.If you have abnormal bleeding and fever please see your gyn for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Suddenly menstrual cramp like feeling in lower rt abdomen. Nausea, chills, feeling hot & faint. No fever. On period for 3 days & slowing down, diarrhe?

Suddenly menstrual cramp like feeling in lower rt abdomen. Nausea, chills, feeling hot & faint. No fever. On period for 3 days & slowing down, diarrhe?

Right sided pain: Right sided lower abdominal pain with nausea and fever is concerning for appendicitis. With these symptoms -- especially if the pain is severe --- you should be promptly evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My 24yr old sister has very heavy menstrual cycle with blood clots fever, sweating and nausea. Is it normal after 3mnths without a period?

My 24yr old sister has very heavy menstrual cycle with blood clots fever, sweating and nausea. Is it normal after 3mnths without a period?

Menses with fever: While in some women periods may be very heavy and include blood clots and nausea, fever is usually not part of a normal period. None of these symptoms are normal if this is the first time it is happening. These symptoms can potentially be seen in miscarriages, particularly after three months of missed periods, or in pelvic infections. This needs to be seen by a gynecologist. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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