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Delayed periods, caused due to illness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   Hi. How can I help you ?
User :   Ok so, I was wondering..I had a cold last week and it's not as bad now but it's still there..could having a cold affect my period? like delay it at all?
Doctor :  
Yes any illness can delay a period
Doctor :   even a common cold

User :   ok, because usually my period comes every 28-30 days..and it's been 31 days..28 days would have been the 26th
User :   so i should not worry yet?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
You can still wait for few days
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :  
Are you taking any medicines?
User :   not prescribed
Doctor :  
Would you like to take some Over the counter medications?
User :   Um, I've been taking some night time stuff that seems to help
Doctor :  

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