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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...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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What does it imply when an individual's menstral period gets delayed for about 10days. Is there any hormonal disorder?

What does it imply when an individual's menstral period gets delayed for about 10days. Is there any hormonal disorder?

Delayed menses: Most times a delay in the menstrual period is a function of estrogen only cycles when ovulation does not occur. Progesterone the 2nd of two female hormones is secreted after ovulation and tends to add regularization to the cycles. ...Read more

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Can a chest infection delay your period? Or any illness in fact?

Can a chest infection delay your period? Or any illness in fact?

Possibly: An infection that stresses your body significantly may cause a period to be late or skipped. ...Read more

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Can stress, illness and hay fever medication delay my period?

Can stress, illness and hay fever medication delay my period?

The hayfever med: Should not delay your period but stress and illness can. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have 10 days delayed period because of stress, 4-5 hours sleep per day, passed illness with high fever and using a lotof paracetamol?

Is it possible to have 10 days delayed period because of stress, 4-5 hours sleep per day, passed illness with high fever and using a lotof paracetamol?

Maybe.: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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I had a 2 day fever and I've been having bad cough and nasal congestion since friday, my period was due yesterday. Can illness delay your period?

I had a 2 day fever and I've been having bad cough and nasal congestion since friday, my period was due yesterday. Can illness delay your period?

Stress of any kind: Infection is stress and it sounds like you have the start of one-any stress emotional or physican can mess around with your hormones and potentially delay it, but if you are sexually active then you have to think about pregnancy too. I would wait a few days before checking a pregnancy test bcause your period may still come. ...Read more