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Question: Link between stomach virus and irregular period


 liy - Sat May 02, 2009 8:52 pm

Hello, I am a 30 year old mother of two. I've been on Yasmin for over 3 years now. It's worked very well for me and has helped regulate my period. Recently I had a stomach virus for 3 days. I didn't take my pills during this time. So when I felt better on Day 4, I continued my pills where I had left off. I got my period that day, but I wasn't on the last row of pills yet. I continued to take the pills for 5 days and I still have my period (although it seemed like it wanted to let up on the 4th day but then continued). Usually, my period lasts 3-4 days and I already had it this month. Is there a link between a stomach virus and an irregular period? Should I continue to take the pills? When will it stop? I'm lost, please advise.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed May 13, 2009 10:36 pm

User avatar Hello,
You should continue to take your pills as prescribed. Stopping and starting can result in period irregularities but this will probably resolve itself before long.

There is no connection between stomach flu and your cycle. However, some hormonal fluctuation is common in women, especially when contraceptives are intermittent.

Best wishes.

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