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Does drinking alcohol delay your period? My period is 4 days late

Does drinking alcohol delay your period? My period is 4 days late

No: It shouldn't affect your period unless you drink too much and forget your birth control. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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I was taking northistorone tablets for a week and have now bieng of them for 4 days and my period has still not come ... Can alcohol delay a period?

I was taking northistorone tablets for a week and have now bieng of them for 4 days and my period has still not come ... Can alcohol delay a period?

Wait a few more days: I presume you mean norethisterone/norethindrone. Once you finish the seven to ten days of this med you should wait up to a week for the period to come. If it does not you need to see your gyn for continued evaluation and possible bloodwork. There is no evidence that short-term alcohol use would affect this. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption effect when a woman getting her period or even delay it?

Can alcohol consumption effect when a woman getting her period or even delay it?

Not generally: While some drugs can affect hormonal cycles, alcohol consumption is generally not one of these. That being said, chronic alcohol abuse can cause vitamin deficiencies and be associated with other unhealthy behaviors that ultimately can result in changes to hormonal balance. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Try non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (ex Ibuprofen)
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Consider birth control options to suppress the menstrual cycle
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Consider a hormone-free medication like Lysteda when period starts
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Ask your Obgyn if you might have endometriosis
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What happens if i put rubbing alcohol up my vagina? Will it delay my period?

What happens if i put rubbing alcohol up my vagina? Will it delay my period?

Anatomy: No. Not in any way. Your period happens when the ovary readied egg is not impregnated. The lining of the uterus then sloughs off and the cycle is readied all over again. Your vagina has nothing to do with your menstrual cycle other than as a conduit to semen to impregnate the egg. ...Read more

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Is it possible that alcohol delay period?

Is it possible that alcohol delay period?

If a person: Drank heavily enough to impact health/ liver function that could impact the menstrual cycle. Having a beer or two should not delay one's period. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
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Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
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Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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Can drinking too much alcohol delay a period?

Can drinking too much alcohol delay a period?

I am not familiar: With alcohol delaying periods. However, illnesses due to excessive alcohol use could delay a period. ...Read more

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