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Can drinking alcohol stop your period

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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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A female asked:
Rheumatology 34 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
Yes: Make sure you start taking them a week or two BEFORE you start drinking...if you get my drift....
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Alcohol and gut: Acute alcohol administration results in changes in gonadal hormones that differed by sex. Vassal et al 2012 showed that alcohol-induced suppression o... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: It shouldn't affect your period unless you drink too much and forget your birth control.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Unfortunately it is a well known observation that many people have drunk alcohol while on Accutane through the years, but I recommend waiting for 2 w... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Pregnancy test: Drinking alcohol before, or after the pill, or at time is a bad idea. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good ever, so stay away from i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If that always happens to you as a subject of one when you drink, then you have your answer.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: Depending on the amount of intake, alcohol may induce hepatitis and that would raise bilirubin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables... Read More