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Yes. The overstay, even though it was less than 180 days, was an overstay, and therefore could be the basis for denial of the new F-1. Remember that the 180 days threshold is relevant for how long you could be considered inadmissible to the US; but any amount of overstay could lead to denial of a visa or admission to the US.
A medical condition could be helpful in helping you overcome a previous overstay, so having the documentation to support your claim that you had a medical condition would be very important in your quest for a new F-1.
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