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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

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Does cold or any medication delay periods???? I had tablets for 1 month for cold

Does cold or any medication delay periods???? I had tablets for 1 month for cold

Not aware: Of any cold medication preparations that cause delay in menses. If sexually active, consider a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Worried about my girlfriend. She got her periods delayed by 4 days. She has been suffering from loose motion, fever and slight cough & cold lately.

Worried about my girlfriend. She got her periods delayed by 4 days. She has been suffering from loose motion, fever and slight cough & cold lately.

Acute GE: Are you concerned that she may be pregnant? Then get a home pregnancy test. Regarding diarrhea, visit your physician for evaluation and start oral rehydration to avoid any complications. ...Read more

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What delays a period for up to two months?

What delays a period for up to two months?

Reasons: 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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What is maximum time of delay of period?

What is maximum time of delay of period?

Need diagnosis: Check if you are pregnant first then move on to see your doctor for physical exam. ...Read more

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Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

Have you been: Sexually active? If yes, would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at this time. 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 med problems. ...Read more

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Can sex delay a period?

Can sex delay a period?

Late = pregnant: How late are you? You need to get a home pregnancy test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hookah delay a period?

Can hookah delay a period?

Tobacco yes: There are several studies effect of tobacco on on periods, yes will shorten the cycle, may possible to to delay, should be same with hookah if tobacco is used. L ...Read more

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How can you delay your period?

How can you delay your period?

Take continuous: Take continuous birth control pills. That is skip the last week of placebo pills and go straight to a new pack. That will postpone your period until you finish the second pack and get to the last week. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I take althea: delayed period?

I take althea: delayed period?

That is a potential: Side effect. Menstrual irregularities can occur with oral contraceptives (delayed or missed period, breakthrough bleeding/ spotting). ...Read more

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Can fasting delay your period?

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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Other reasons for delayed period?

Other reasons for delayed period?

Many: Pregnancy, anovulation, peri-menopause, hormone manipulation (ocps, depo-provera, etc), premature ovarian failure (pof), stress, poly cystic ovaries (pco, stein-leventhal syndrome), prolonged follicular phase, or just a normal variant. It's normal to occasionally miss a period or have a delayed one. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What could be delaying my period?

What could be delaying my period?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a concern. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat it in one week and give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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What could cause a delayed period?

What could cause a delayed period?

Multiple causes: Delayed cycles are usually due to delayed ovulation. This is most commonly caused by stress or underlying ovulation disorders. Pregnancy that is early and not detected is another reason. If delayed cycles are common for you, then ovulation disorder is likely and you should seek help because aside form fertility these issues also relate to chronic health in various ways and should be addressed. ...Read more

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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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How to delay your period by two weeks?

How to delay your period by two weeks?

Delaying menses: You can delay a menses by taking the birth control pill and not taking the placebo pills. Women can then have a menses when they want or not at all. ...Read more