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.

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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.

PH changes. I've seen this in other patients. Likely due to ph changes in the vagina following menstruation. I would approach this from a homeopathic direction and try to encourage your natural vaginal flora. Changes in diet, exercise, alcohol and stress, can all affect the bacteria of the vagina. You can also try vaginal suppositories of lactobaccilli. Read more...
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...

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...

Can a bacterial infection keep you from starting your period? I'm five days late and took a pregnancy test, but it was negative. I have a bacterial vaginal infection.

A . A bacterial vaginal infection should not keep you from having a period. You may want to re-check a pregnancy test since they only reach their 97% accuracy a week or 2 after the missed period. That being said, there are many other reasons for a missed period such as stress, poor diet, excessive exercise, hormone imbalance, etc. If you have any concerns about your infection or possible pregnancy, you should give your doctor a call. Read more...

I am not sure if I have a yeast/bacterial infection or not, but I keep having this very fishy smell down there. I am not on my period & haven't had it for 4mo now for some reason & am not sexually active whatsoever. I've had this smell on & off! What can

Medication will help. See your doctor and with an exam they should be able to tell which one it is. Usually the one with that odor is a bacterial overgrowth and will need antibiotic cream. See your doctor for treatment and it will clear it up. Read more...