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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


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Will the flu shot start your period?

Will the flu shot start your period?

No it will not: Flu vaccine has no effect on your periods and it will not start your periods. ...Read more

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Can the flu cause my period to be late?

Can the flu cause my period to be late?

Yes but : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Do this before you assume it's anything else ...Read more

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Does a bad case of the flu make your period late?

Does a bad case of the flu make your period late?

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

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How long is the average incubation period for the flu?

...: 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

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Exposed to someone with the flu 4 days ago. How long is incubation period? Are we in the clear?

Exposed to someone with the flu 4 days ago. How long is incubation period?  Are we in the clear?

A few days: The typical incubation period for influenza is 1-4 days (average: 2 days). Adults can be infectious from 1 day before onset of symptoms to 5-7 days after illness onset. Influenza is more infectious in children than adults. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like i'm getting the flu a few days before my period..I am 40?

Why do I feel like i'm getting the flu a few days before my period..I am 40?

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

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Any tips on how to feel better? I started my period and it feels like i got the flu at the same time?

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

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more