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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
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?
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 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
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
26 year old. Sexually inactive. Delayed period by a week. First period after was severely ill. Knee pain. Why the delay?
Not abnormal: Sometimes a viral illness can change the menstral cycle. Not abnormal. ...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
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
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
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
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
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