Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a specific type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that generally begins in your urethra or bladder and travels up into your kidneys. If not treated properly, a kidney infection can permanently damage your kidneys or spread to your bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection. Treatment is typically with the antibiotics cephalexin or nitrofurantoin, which may be taken for up to two weeks and will disrupt the flow of blood in the body and cause a delay in the period when the uterus lining breaks down. Consult your gynecologist or doctor if concerned, and monitor the regularity and frequency of your periods over several months. Ensure that all fluids are replaced after the illness, and energy levels are kept high so that your blood cells don't naturally deplete. Women are more prone to UTIs than men because their urethra is much closer to the anus and shorter than in males. There are several ways bacteria can get into the urethra. During sexual intercourse, the bacteria in the vaginal area may be pushed into the urethra and eventually end up in the bladder, where urine provides a good environment for the bacteria to grow. Among the elderly, UTI frequency is roughly equal in women and men, due in part to an enlarged prostate in older men. As the gland grows, it obstructs the urethra, leading to increased frequency of urinary retention. If urine testing shows signs of infection even in the absence of symptoms (known as asymptomatic bacteriuria) women are treated.
Twice I have had kidney infections just before I was due for a period and both times I was late. I am currently recovering from one of those two now and should have come on a few days ago.
Yes there can be a delay in your periods if you have kidney infection or urinary tract infection. But I suggest you to consult your doctor for another symptoms you are carrying so you can be medicated.
Sounds like you need to call the Hospital, or your Dr. You didn't say what your symptoms are, it could be dangerous not to go to the Dr. If you have a kidney infection and might be pregnant. Run don't walk!!!Or at least call and get professional advice!! If your Doctors office is open now , call right away! Usually Doctors have someone on call anyway, and they will call you back , if not better go to the Emergency room of your local hospital.If you are on medication for Kidney infection it could harm a baby if you are pregnant!! Get going!! Good Luck!! Hope everything turns out ok. Please let me know!!
Yes any infection and the medications can affect your period. Google the drug you are taking to treat the infection and see. Also if you are on birthcontrol some antibiotics can make your birth control not affective so you could be at risk of getting pregnant. Take a pregnancy test and see. Good luck.