I was wondering if I have a UTI. Can that make you miss your period? My side hurts and my back hurts.
A urinary tract infection or bladder infection may have pain with urination; increased frequency and urgency of urination; and sometimes blood in your urine. Pain in your side and pain in your back, may be caused by many things, including a kidney infection. It is important to make an appointment ASAP with your health care provider or with a nurse practitioner at the Student Health & Counseling Center for further evaluation. As for late menses; this can be caused by a number of things, but probably not by a UTI. If you are sexually active, a pregnancy test is in order; and if you have had a new partner in the past few months, be sure to get tested for sexually transmitted infections.