How does a cold affect your menstrual cycle?

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We women are very susceptible to environmental and health changes. A bad cold or the flu may be enough to throw your period off that month or change the duration and arrival of your period and influence your cycle in general.  

If you’ve caught a cold before your period is about to arrive, it may come later than your MIA calendar tells you, and it is normal in this case for it to be late.

A cold can even affect the duration and severeness of your PMS. If you’re healthy, your premenstrual symptoms show up and then decrease as your period starts, but if you’ve caught a cold, your PMS may progress in severity and duration, you may stay fatigued, irritated or sleepy for longer than usual. Intoxication may also trigger breast tenderness and prolong the PMS associated issues with your digestive tract, such as diarrhea or constipation.

If you’re sick here are some other symptoms that may change because of your current condition:

Get better and keep logging your data with the MIA app to learn more about what’s going on with your body during the various phases of your menstrual cycle. Make sure you alert your doctor if your period is consistently irregular.


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