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can bladder infections cause a missed period

A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not the medicine: This is not a side-effect of the antibiotic. The stress to your body of the infection could have conceivably caused this but I'd still recommend a pre ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Pregnancy: Would be first on my list second stress.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Essentially no: No more reason than sex at other times during menstrual cycle. Urinating, to empty bladder after sex is always good advice especially for women who ar ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI and menses: A bladder infection (UTI) involves a bacterial infection of the urinary bladder and has no influence on one's menstrual cycle. If you are concerned ab ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
24 years experience Urology
Yes: Infections may cause changes in your body that may alter your hormonal balance, therefore affecting your menstrual cycle. You should see your gynecolo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Infx: I say no way !
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: If anything an infection might make you have spotting between periods but is unlikely to cause you to miss a cycle.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Owolabi
5 years experience Family Medicine
Different systems: Recurrent UTI should not lead to delayed menstrual period. The systems are separate. Normal menstruation is controlled by hormones in the brain and ov ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sexually active? If : Yes, do a pregnancy test. Yeast infections can sometimes occur with hormonal changes. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, mar ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
UTI : Urinary tract infection is common in women and although sexual activity can contribute, it is not a sexually transmitted disease. Most often, bacteria ... Read More

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