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Can The Flu Affect My Period
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
...: The incubation period for the flu is between 1-4 days. This means that people can pass along the flu to others before they even know they are sick, as well spread the flu to others for 5-7 days after becoming sick. Washing your hands often and getting the flu vaccine are ways you can protect yourself from the flu. ...Read more
2 days: But can range from 1-4 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am a week and three days late for my period. Had fever for two days and had the flu around the week of missed period. About four days after my last period I spotted for a week and in between those four days I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. I t
Physical illness can cause you to miss your period, followed by spotting. If it has been at least two weeks since you had unprotected sex, then a urine pregnancy test should be accurate. If it is negative, relax and see your clinician to start an effective method of contraception.
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I have had the flu virus, pneumonia, strep throat, and now the stomach flu all within a two month period. Should I be worried that I cant get rid of t?
More history: Is this a new development? If you have had bouts of pneumonia or sinusitis regularly in the past, you need to have an immune evaluation (allergist). Otherwise you need to just wait and see if this is a recurrent pattern. The stomach "flu" may or may not related to your immune system however. ...Read more
That is 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
PMS probabally: Many women experience various symptoms 1-2 weeks before their period. Keep a diary of your symptoms and see your physician. ...Read more
Any tips on how to feel better? I started my period and it feels like I got the flu at the same time?
Anti-inflammatories: The pain of menstrual cramps and the body aches from flu can both be improved with over the counter anti-inflammatory medications such as advil, Motrin (ibuprofen) or aleve (naproxen). Don't take them if you're allergic to them, you might be pregnant, or if you have ulcers, and always eat with them. See your doctor if you develop fever or if the meds don't help. ...Read more
I just got over the flu yesterday and got my period last night but it's brown with a little red. Is that normal?
I have already had my period this month, about a week and a half ago, and I got the flu three days ago. I bled. Could that be caused by flu?
I had a late period last month because I was sick with the flu! Will my period be on time this month?
Yes: It should be on time unless you have other stressors in your life. ...Read more
Why do I feel like I have the flu when I get my period? Feel hot, Nauseous, And just generally unwell. Any way to combat the symptoms?
Menstrual symptoms definitely include flu like symptoms. The symptoms may be due to leukotrienes released at the time of your period which are important in the body's inflamatory response.
Treatment is good living! Healthy food, liberal fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) one or two four times a day until symptoms relieve. ...Read more
Ouch!!: Urinary Tract infection needs to be treated with antibiotics (physician prescribes). If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of > ...Read more
Whenever I have my period I get the flu? Why? Is the immunity becomes low during the menstruation?
Prob not flu: It is not likely you are getting the flu since influenza is a seasonal virus transmitted from one person to another. Maybe you are experiencing PMS or PMDD. Consider keeping a menstrual calendar of your symptoms and seeing an Obgyn to go over the results. There are options to manage PMS. ...Read more
I was supppse to start my period 8 days ago, I got the the flu 3 days ago. Last month I had sex and the condom tore but we did not continue?
I last had sex on 29/2/16 then had my period on 12/3/16for 5 days. I then had the flu starting the 17/3/16 I'm now 4 days late. Could I be pregnant?
I had the flu yesterday and my period was 3 days late. I got it last night while I was sleeping but the blood is brown with a little red. Am I prego?
I just got done peeing to see a tiny black worm swimming in my toilet? I'm a 16 year old female. I recently got over the flu and my period if that hel
Sharing the toilet: It's ok, but frightening, to share a toilet with a worm, as long as the worm was already there. However, if one believes the worm just came out of her body, she should try to capture the worm. A patient's primary care doctor can order a "worm ID" or "parasite ID" test, and the patient can drop the worm off at the lab that received the doctor's order. Hopefully, the worm was from somewhere else. ...Read more
I had the flu yesterday and my period was 3 days late but got it last night while I was sleeping and its brown in color with very little red. Pregnant?
Probably not, but...: If worried, can test. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. Otherwise, if a woman gets her next NORMAL regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more
I am a week late for my period I had the flu a week prior for a whole week I have taken tons of pregnant test all negitive no cramp no tendernous!
Had the stomach flu 7/3-7/6 my period came on time but light and only 4 days normal 7-8 days. Did the flu have anything to do with the length and flow?
Do I freak out I have my period and just passed some huge clots, three months ago had a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy and all were negative for everything, I am on prometrium 10 days a month but skipped this month due to havimg the flu?
I have cramps, watery discharge, and frequent urination, no period for 2 months, and I'm starting to feel like I have the flu.?
STD? PID? UTI?: These symptoms overlap between those expected for certain STDs (e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection, usually a complication of STD), and urinary tract infection. Flu-like symptoms could mean infection is spreading internally. See a doctor ASAP; do it immediately if you have fever as well. ...Read more
Two weeks before my period, having horrible back pain, vomitting, dizzy, and headaches could I be pregnant? Or the flu?
I've been going through testing to see if I have breast cancer and I've been really stressed and just got over the flu. Could this cause a late period?
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