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can drinking alcohol stop your period

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Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience Family Medicine
Drinking and sex: It's unclear what you're asking ; if you drink a lot it could decrease your sexual desire. Also if you're a heavy drinker it could interfere with your ... Read More

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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.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Yes: Make sure you start taking them a week or two BEFORE you start drinking...if you get my drift....
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BCP and ETOH: The effectiveness of birth control pills is not impacted by alcohol but the hormones in the pills can reduce the liver's ability to metabolize ethanol ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is if you have: Excessive bloating, cramps or other problematic symptoms during your period.. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drinking alcohol in: Moderation should not delay your menstrual period.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Not likely: A small amount of alcohol should not affect your periods. However, excessive alcohol can possible lead to disruptive cycles.
A 27-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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
26 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of "it depends": Lots of "it depends..." when trying to answer your questions. (how much? How long? Etc.) but the short answer is, absolutely yes. Alcohol is a pois ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Congratulations on quitting! Alcohol affects the liver which is involved in blood clotting. It also causes weight gain and fat cells produce estroge ... Read More
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A 23-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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