does your feminine wash affects your period cycle?

Philippines
July 3, 2008 11:45am CST
my period is ok and regular but i've noticed when i use a new feminine wash it made my sensitive part itchy.i've noticed my period cycle became very long that i've been worried because i've been delayed for about a month and a half.And i'm having the thoughts that i might be pregnant?i'm really bothered!!Does your feminine wash affects your period cycle?Hope someone could give some help!!
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@bea_29 (321)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
feminine wash does not have any effect with regards to your menstruation cycle. there are some reasons why our period are sometimes delayed, nutrition (low iron intake), and stress can be one. if there are some itching and you are sexually active, refrain from using those rubber protections, it may be an allergy. if itching still persists, consult your ob -gyne. if you are delayed and you suspect to be pregnant you can use a pregnancy kit to test( it should be early morning urine) hope this help....
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
thanks bea!!this really helped.Most of you said that stressed is one of the factors of delayed.But a little bit confused because i'm not sexually active now.Right now I'm focusing with my work,maybe because im very busy right now that i forgot i've been delayed.But now i'm ok.I've had it now,and now i use mild soaps.And i am increasing my iron intake now.Thanks for the help!!
• Thailand
3 Jul 08
I don't think feminine wash can affect your cycle. If you're a month late then you'd better get yourself a pregnancy test, it can have nothing to do with the wash you use, trust me.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
hi triggerfish!!thanks for your response,i appreciate it!!yes your right,maybe i'm just very nervous about it.Now i won't think about it affecting my cycle.thanks for the help!!
• United States
3 Jul 08
Go to the doctor! Itchiness down there could be the sign of an infection or an irritation that needs to be addressed. Douching really isn't good for you, unless you're doing it to administer medication. If you're that late and it's unusual, you probably should go to the doctor and get checked out to see if you're pregnant and get set up for prenatal care if you are. Good luck! Hope things work out.
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
hi fluffnflowers!!Do you think douching really isn't good?I did't knew it coz i'm fond of watching t.v. you know in the commercials.They always say that we should clean them and maybe i've just been very curios about the item.I dont think it would harm me so i've tried.But i didn't have signs of neing pregnant.I'm just afraid because it's the first time i used that and the itchiness comes then i missed my period.Maybe i should see a doctor for some help.thanks for the reponse
• United States
6 Jul 08
The commercials want you to buy their product, so they're not going to tell you anything bad about it! Here's an article about douching from a women's health group: http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/douching.htm Definitely check with a doctor and see if you've got anything else going on. Infection can spread upwards and cause a great deal of pain, suffering, and damage if they're not treated. Good luck!