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can drinking alcohol cause your period to be late

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Thinning blood: Alcohol can thin the blood and could theoretically cause a heavier period and increased blood loss.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It shouldn't affect your period unless you drink too much and forget your birth control.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not sure: It sounds like it's time to visit with a gynecologist to discuss your periods. Drinking alcohol and bleeding was just a coincidence. But, if you haven ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No actual question: Only a statement was posted. That said, alcohol is toxic to living tissues (we humans are a complex glob of living tissues) so it's best to avoid it, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Unless you had: Significantly heavy use of alcohol - would not anticipate that it would impact your menstrual period. (l.E. To point of impacting liver).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That would not have a noticeable effect on the cycle.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I have not heard of: This as a reason for a delayed period. However, if you are a consistent heavy drinker with alcohol related illness that would be another matter.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Constipation is more related to the bowels. Your menstrual cycle is usually not associated with bowel habits.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, over- exercise: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illnes ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Yes: Stress can still cause changes in the timing of your cycle even if on birth control. Birth control is also not 100% effective against getting pregnant ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Delayed Period: If you are a heavy drinker with liver damage, then yes since your metabolism of hormones is affected and this can make you have irregular periods. A d ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepti Saxena
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: But rare. Might depend more on what else is going on in your life.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Certainly can.: No doubt about it.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, it can: Less serious common side effect of the Lamicatal is changes in the menstrual periods. Call your PCP for medical advice and more information. Take care ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Stress in any form has been associated with messing up the menstrual cycle. It is thought to be common but no one really knows how much influence it ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some causes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is possible.: A significant case of mononucleosis could cause the period to be late.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shouldn't: The timing of ovulation is not known to affect the extent of bleeding in a specific cycle. Your cycles can vary over time and from month to month.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shouldn't: The nature of the periods can vary with time and from cycle to cycle. The timing of ovulation in a specific cycle is not likely to affect the amount ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Some hormones can cause sore breasts and spotting. example is birth control pills. Temporary. it will go away.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Yes: A high amount of stress can affect the timing of your menstrual cycle. A late period and bloated feeling are also signs of being pregnant. If you thi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it's possible.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illnes ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Maybe: Heavy exercise can cause a late period. How long it can be delayed varies from a few days to months. I recommend decreasing the activity, make sure ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It should : Not have an effect on your menstual flow

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