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Delayed periods due to Giardiasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   could giardia mess up my menstrual cycle?                         
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi!!
User :   I have 15 min can you please answer?
Doctor :   Yes Giardiasis can delay or miss the periods
User :   And you're positive? I haven't had a lot of the symptoms I've read about it
User :   But I don't think I have any symptoms of being pregnant either
Doctor :   It is because of the giardiasis or the medication that you take to cure it that can lead to delay in periods
User :   I'm not taking any medication for giardasis, my new unpotty trained puppy has it
Doctor :   The questions that you are asking is for your puppy or slef
Doctor :   self?
User :   My self
User :   I haven't has sex but I have come into contact with sperm
Doctor :   Ok, if you are not sure about the pregnancy, I think you should consider
Doctor :   getting a pregnancy test if you are sexually active
Doctor :   that is not protected
User :   I'm definitely going to go see a doctor tomorrow if possible.
User :   but to be clear, giardasis, without medication, can cause missed periods?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   any stress be it physical or mental stress can delay periods
Doctor :   This is the possible explanation to explain you directly
Doctor :   Since any infection can be physical stress
User :   Thank you very very much,
Doctor :   Pleasure speaking to you
Doctor :   Any other questions?
Doctor :   Did you understand the discussion we had?
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Doctor :   Thank your for consulting me. Bye for no
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