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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Patrick Mckenna Dr. Mckenna
Preventive Medicine
10 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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

Dr. Jian Shen Dr. Shen
Orthopedic Surgery
5 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

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

Dr. Kashif Abdullah Dr. Abdullah
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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If i am very sick (102.1 fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, slight body aches) can that delay my period at all?

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

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What could be delaying my period?

What could be delaying my period?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a concern. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat it in one week and give your doctor a call. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fox Dr. Fox
Fertility Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What could cause a delayed period?

What could cause a delayed period?

Multiple causes: Delayed cycles are usually due to delayed ovulation. This is most commonly caused by stress or underlying ovulation disorders. Pregnancy that is early and not detected is another reason. If delayed cycles are common for you, then ovulation disorder is likely and you should seek help because aside form fertility these issues also relate to chronic health in various ways and should be addressed. ...Read more

Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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What medicine i could get for the delayed period?

What medicine i could get for the delayed period?

Not possible: There are no safe ways to delay your period. Periods are regulated by your hormones and there is not a way to safely interfere with this process. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Raichle Dr. Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Calc -concieved feb 14 or 15th. Period began feb 1st. Morning pill feb 11, could the pill delay concieved date? Is calc accurate?

Calc -concieved feb 14 or 15th.  Period began feb 1st. Morning pill feb 11, could the pill delay concieved date? Is calc accurate?

Yes: If you took planb on 2/11, then it may have slightly delayed when you actually ovulated. The only way that you will know accurately when you conceived is with an ultrasound at about 7 weeks and then looking back at the likely conception date. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Hi spotted for a week from January 3 to January 10 2015 have not had a period could me flying Jan 13 cause period delay Ca to RI?

Hi spotted for a week from January 3 to January 10  2015  have not had a period could me flying Jan 13 cause period delay Ca to RI?

Travel no effect: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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I consumed period delay tablet but later after i took i spotted n after that it stopped. Now still I am spotting. Could you please advise?

I consumed period delay tablet but later after i took i spotted n after that it stopped. Now still I am spotting. Could you please advise?

Vaginal bleeding: I am not sure what tablet you took so it's hard for me to predict the sequence of events from now on. I would not take anything from this time on and would just wait until your next period. If you have other symptoms - pelvic pain, discharge, fever, profuse bleeding, please seek doc's advice. ...Read more

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Could Suboxone delay your period?

Could Suboxone delay your period?

Possible : Suboxone and other opiates can blunt the normal pulsatile release of luteinizing hormone or LH and thereby interfere with the menstrual cycle in females. Clinically significant cases are rarely encountered in clinical practice. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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