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Can having flu...

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orangeandpumpkinlooking Sun 11-Nov-12 21:12:14

Cause your period to be late?

I had flu (proper, cannot get out of bed for a week flu) at the beginning of October. It took about 3 weeks for get totally better, and lost about half a stone, although I've gained it back.

My period was due on the 1st Nov, it's still not here! Not pregnant, not menopausal, not stressed.

Can I blame the flu for this? I am partly posting this in order to tempt fate, so it will arrive. I've tried wearing white!

didldidi Sun 11-Nov-12 21:50:18

If you were ill when you should have ovulated then you may miss it out altogether. It happened to me in may. Was really sick with a bug the day i usually ovulated and no period thatl month.

sleepyhead Sun 11-Nov-12 21:53:07

I was very ill a couple of years ago (not flu, but viral and similar severity) and it really screwed up my cycle that month. I was ttc and charting so I could see that ovulation had been delayed as well as period being nearly two weeks late.

So yes, I would say it can.

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