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Can a mild case of the whooping cough cause a late menstrual period?

Can a mild case of the whooping cough cause a late menstrual period?

Ppssibly. Illness : Can be a reason. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body wt, obesity, marked wt ^ or v, over-exercise, prgancy, 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). ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Does a late menstrual period mean I am pregnant or not?

Does a late menstrual period mean I am pregnant or not?

Either one: You may or may not be pregnant hormone imbalance lack of ovulation can delay menses check a pregnancy test it is generally advisable to have some sort of menses every couple months unless on medication that stops them. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Late menstrual period? Should I be scared?

Late menstrual period? Should I be scared?

Maybe: Lotz of reasons for late menses. Pregnancy, stress, low thyroid, pituitary tumor. Are you on birth control pills or hormones or other meds? How old are you? Are menses usually regular and is this a one time event or a regular thing? Need these questions answered to determine if a late menses is serious or not. ...Read more

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I always get late menstrual period, so is there a problem?

I always get late menstrual period, so is there a problem?

Menses: Normal interval between the first day of the menses until the first day of the next menses is between 21 to 35 days apart. Anything longer or shorter should be evaluated, specially if trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Late menstrual period after bad carwreck?

Late menstrual period after bad carwreck?

Possibly stress: As you know, it is important to rule out pregnancy, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative and this is the first time, i recommend you just monitor it. It is possible that the change is due to stress. ...Read more

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Late menstrual period? Should I be scared?

Maybe: Lotz of reasons for late menses. Pregnancy, stress, low thyroid, pituitary tumor. Are you on birth control pills or hormones or other meds? How old are you? Are menses usually regular and is this a one time event or a regular thing? Need these questions answered to determine if a late menses is serious or not. ...Read more

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I always get late menstrual period, so is there a problem?

Menses: Normal interval between the first day of the menses until the first day of the next menses is between 21 to 35 days apart. Anything longer or shorter should be evaluated, specially if trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more