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Doctor insights on: Could Being Sick Delay Your Period

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Could being sick delay a woman's period?

Could being sick delay a woman's period?

Yes: 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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Help please! could being sick delay a period?

Help please! could being sick delay a period?

Yes, it could: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Can being really stressed out, and also a bit sick, delay your period bleeding?

Can being really stressed out, and also a bit sick, delay your period bleeding?

Yes: Stress and illness can definitely affect your hormones and subsequently your period and cause a delay. I hope you are feeling better and on your way to recovery! ...Read more

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I've been sick, will and how long will this delay my period?

I've been sick, will and how long will this delay my period?

Being ill may or: May not delay your period. There is not a way to estimate how long it might be delayed. ...Read more

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I took the pregnancy test this week and it came back negative. I've had lots of stress and I even was sick and lost weight. Could that delay my period?

I took the pregnancy test this week and it came back negative. I've had lots of stress and I even was sick and lost weight. Could that delay my period?

Maybe yes: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A pregnancy test is accurate 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). ...Read more

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I got delayed period. And I only bleed for three days. Now I felt sick and tired. It's possible that i'm pregnant?

I got delayed period. And I only bleed for three days. Now I felt sick and tired. It's possible that i'm pregnant?

Absolutely: It is time for a pregnancy test with an early episode of near-loss. I hope that it good news and will be a source of joy. Whatever happens, i hope you will observe your own body closely and visit soon with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine delay your period? or being sick?

Can Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine delay your period? or being sick?

No, it will not: delay your period. If you're late, you may just be pregnant, or have other hormonal disorder. If concerned see your PCP. ...Read more