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Thursday, January 14, 2010 abbadee, Community Member, asks

Q: Can a UTI cause a late period?

I just found out that I have UTI, and I've been waiting for my period since Jan. 11.  Could that be a reason why I'm late?


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Paul, Community Member
1/15/10 4:31pm

It may have some connection. Are you taking drugs for the UTI? That can cause a delay, as can stress and worry, and you may have some of that.

There is an article you may wish to read, written by Merely Me, a writer and community leader for this site, titled, Reasons Other Than Pregnancy for a Delayed Period.

She also wrote an article, What You Need to Know About a Urinary Tract Infection, that may be of help.

James Leary, Editor
8/15/14 4:31pm



I know it has been a while since you posted, but I was wondering how you are doing.  Did you ever get the opportunity to return to your doctor?  I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you, but Paul had a very good post above mine and gave probably the most common reason for a delayed period during a UTI--antibiotics/medications.  I'm going to add a couple of extra links here to help you out:


Yeast Infections

Vaginal Yeast Infection Prevention

Urinary Tract Infection



Please consider returning to the community to let us know how things are going.  I'm sure your experience could be a great help to others!


Best of luck,



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