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Doctor insights on: Can A Bacterial Infection Cause A Missed Period

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Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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Most likely causes of frequent yeast infections and missed period?

Most likely causes of frequent yeast infections and missed period?

Sexually active? If : Yes, do a pregnancy test. Yeast infections can sometimes occur with hormonal changes. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (birth control) or med conditions. ...Read more

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Could bacterial infections cause missing periods?

Could bacterial infections cause missing periods?

Significant illness : To include bacterial infections could cause a delay or cause you to miss a period. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection stop my period?

Can bacterial infection stop my period?

Irregular menses: Yes, anything that can alter normal physiology, including infections, or even emotional disturbances can alter the frequency and nature of menstrual periods. ...Read more

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After my periods I get a bacterial infection, why is that? I don't get it every now and then but always after my period.

After my periods I get a bacterial infection, why is that? I don't get it every now and then but always after my period.

PH changes: Bacterisl vaginosis (bv) is a lot like a yeast infection. Its not something you catch. It occurs when bacteria (or yeast) that is already in the vagina begins to grow out of control. Lactobacilli (the good bacteria) in your vagina typically prevent this growth by keeping the vagina a little acidic (low ph). The blood from your period can temporarily raise the ph & make you more prone 2 infections. ...Read more

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Can I take vibramycin (doxycycline) while on my period? I have been prescribed a 100mg dose for 14 days (for a bacterial infection).

Can I take vibramycin (doxycycline) while on my period? I have been prescribed a 100mg dose for 14 days (for a bacterial infection).

Should be fine: Yes, there is no contraindication to taking Vibramycin (doxycycline) while on period so it should be fine. You should finish the course of the antibiotic to completely treat the infection. ...Read more

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I am late on my period about 5 days. I have a bacterial infection found in my urine. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. Could the infection ?

I am late on my period about 5 days. I have a bacterial infection found in my urine. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. Could the infection ?

When in doubt: just check another pregnancy test again in 1 week. If you have two negatives then you can be rest assured. Most likely your hormones are in flux now and you should have your menstrual flow again at some point. If it continues to be late and worries you, and you are not pregnant, see a healthcare provider to help reset your cycle. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more