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Could Being Sick Delay Your 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
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
Being ill may or: May not delay your period. There is not a way to estimate how long it might be delayed. ...Read more
Hello, can being sick cause your period to delay and then last for a shorter amount of days then regular periods should last? it lasted 3 days not 5
I became ill the day I was supposed to get my period. 7 days later I still haven't got it. Could I be pregnant or can sickness delay it?
I got delayed period. And I only bleed for three days. Now I felt sick and tired. It's possible that i'm pregnant?
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
My period is 10 days late. I've taken 2 pregnancy tests and both were negative and I've been having cramps. Is it possible my period was delayed because I was sick at the time of my normal ovulation? I've been having cramps like my period is about to star
Hormonal imbalance: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 10 days after a missed period, you are not likely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If i am very sick (102.1 fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, slight body aches) can that delay my period at all?
Possibly: Yes there are reports that have shown that a fever can delay ovulation and then subsequently delay menstrual bleeds that occur after a delayed ovulation. So you might not be that regular this month. But this does not occur in everyone the same way. Your fever might not have any effect on your menstrual period. ...Read more
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