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Dr. Mary David
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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

When you get pregnant, rising hormone levels prevent you from shedding the uterine lining at the time you'd expect to have your period. You can also miss your period if you're not pregnant. Other possible causes of amenorrhea include: weight gain or loss, hormonal problems, tension, stress, breastfeeding, and discontinuing birth control pills ...Read more


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My gf is 7 days late, no PMS signs. Only pregnancy risk was precum fingering. She had flu, calcium and stomach problems. Could that delay period?preg?

My gf is 7 days late, no PMS signs. Only pregnancy risk was precum fingering. She had flu, calcium and stomach problems. Could that delay period?preg?

Yes: certainly serious illness can cause her periods to be late. You Also need to know that any sperm getting into the vagina, even from precum, could result in pregnancy. A pregnancy test is in order. ...Read more

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I'm taking steronate to delay my period. Got a bad flu & started antibiotic yesterday, does antibiotic contradicts with steronate? What should I do?

I'm taking steronate to delay my period. Got a bad flu & started antibiotic yesterday, does antibiotic contradicts with steronate? What should I do?

Pharmacist: I would suggest calling the pharmacist where you filled the prescriptions, so they can take in to account all your medications and conditions regarding potential interactions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Negatif test ,pregnancy delayed 6 days.last sex was 42 days ago after that i had a normal period and this month no .why? i have stomch flu,i hav strss

Negatif test ,pregnancy delayed 6 days.last sex was 42 days ago after that i had a normal period and this month no .why? i have stomch flu,i hav strss

Late 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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Had unprotected sex on day 2 of her period, now she is late. Having flu and she has anemia. Is she pregnant? Or the sickness causing the delay?

Had unprotected sex on day 2 of her period, now she is late. Having flu and she has anemia. Is she pregnant? Or the sickness causing the delay?

Possible: Due to menstrual periods, women tend to lean toward anemia and may become iron deficient. A delay in periods may just be an irregular period but if worried about pregnancy, a home pregnancy test is in order. ...Read more

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unprotected sex on d29 n 30 of 31 cycle on average. brown discharge a week ago. Delayed period. Pregnant? was having flu on the day I had sex as well

unprotected sex on d29 n 30 of 31 cycle on average. brown discharge a week ago. Delayed period. Pregnant? was having flu on the day I had sex as well

Maybe not, but...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A home pregnancy test should give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex, if no normal period occurs. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and this month my period was a week dalayed i'm assuming by flu! neg pregnant tests! now my period has started but it is slow coming! why?

I'm 31 and this month my period was a week dalayed i'm assuming by flu! neg pregnant tests! now my period has started but it is slow coming! why?

See your doctor: Several possibilities, including pregnancy problems such as a tubal/ectopic (out of place) pregnancy than could be serious. Might also be other problems such as hormonal imbalance (even polycystic ovarian syndrome--pcos). If you don't want to be pregnant, birth control is a good idea. Best to check it out. ...Read more

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I need a natural way to delay period?

I need a natural way to delay period?

Pregancy/: That may be the only 'natural' means of delaying your menstrual period. ...Read more

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Can smear test delay period?

Can smear test delay period?

Having a pap smear: Done should not cause a delay in your period. 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 (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can not having enough iron delay period?

Can not having enough iron delay period?

Not really: Timing of periods are affected by hormone levels, and unless you are super anemic, these would not be affected by iron deficiency. Might i suggest high iron foods like spinach, broccoli, greens, and obviously meats and organ meats (ie:liver). You need to look for other reasons for delayed period. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more