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A 43-year-old female asked:

Vaginal bleeding with stomach flu - could the two be related? not pregnant, 44 yrs. old. son also got stomach flu.

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Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Yes: Any stress, whether physical or emotional, can cause changes in the hormonal levels and can result in bleeding that you are not expecting. If it is due to your stomach flu problem, the bleeding pattern should return to normal when the " flu" resolves. If you get better, but the bleeding continues then you should be evaluated for more serious causes of abnormal bleeding.
Last updated Sep 18, 2017

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