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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

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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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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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 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?

Yes: Unplanned unprotected sex with missed period requires that pregnancy be ruled out. To give yourself some reassurance, take a home pregnancy test. it can provide much sought after relief. Best wishes Dr. M ...Read more

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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?

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

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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!

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!

See your doctor: Several possibilities, including pregnancy problems such as a tubal/ectopic (out of place) pregnancy than could be serious. Might also be other problems such as hormonal imbalance (even polycystic ovarian syndrome--pcos). Best to check it out. ...Read more

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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

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

Relax: 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. Take Care! ...Read more

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2 month late period for first time.No stress or STD. Had stomach flu like symptoms. Neg. urine test. Full boobs adom. Pressure.What could be wrong?

2 month late period for first time.No stress or STD. Had stomach flu like symptoms. Neg. urine test. Full boobs adom. Pressure.What could be wrong?

Late period: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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