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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    Does chicken pox cause delayed periods?

Helo doctor, I had last menses on 29 February and in between i had chicken pox and i took medication for 5 days however before chicken pox .. I had unprotected intercourse with my husband bt not discharged inside. We never used protection and till now i have not got menses.I want to know that menses get delay because of chicken pox?
Thu, 13 Apr 2017
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Infertility Specialist 's  Response
Hi, periods can get delayed due to any stressful conditions. So, chicken pox can be the reason. As you told you had a unprotected intercourse, better to get a urine pregnancy test done at home to rule out pregnancy. If negative, you can take some medicines like progesterone for inducing periods.
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