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Can having a cold delay your period?

Can having a cold delay your period?

Maybe, but unlikely: A cold by itself may not delay one's menstrual period, but serious mental or physical stress can disrupt one's cycle. Significant loss of appetite, which could happen during a bad cold, may also affect menstruation. If one is sexually active and usually has regular cycles, it is important to check a urine pregnancy test or contact a primary care doctor. Cycles of 21-35 days are considered normal. ...Read more

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Could having a cold or flu make your period come late?

Could having a cold or flu make your period come late?

Being ill 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 a cold delay your period?

Can a cold delay your period?

The average cold: Doesn't usually get you too sick. Although it might be able to delay a period, usually associate delaying period with illness which is a little more substantial than a cold. ...Read more