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A 17-year-old female asked:

I think i have a yeast infection, i am 17 and my period on my period tracker says im 3 days late. can that mess it up or is it because im still young?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Both possible: Although simple vaginal yeast infections should generally not delay your period, there are dozens of reasons why this may occur, including just being upset that you have yeast infection, or that you have not yet developed a stable menstrual pattern. Would not worry. This should straighten itself out without treatment.
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