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Alcoholism can potentially affect menstruation in various ways. Heavy drinking and chronic alcohol use can disrupt the menstrual cycle and lead to menstrual irregularities, including missed or delayed periods, heavy bleeding, or short cycles. These effects may be due to the direct toxic effects of alcohol on the reproductive system, as well as hormonal imbalances caused by liver damage, malnutrition, and other alcohol-related health problems. Additionally, women with alcohol use disorders may be more likely to experience infertility, early menopause, and other reproductive health problems. It is important for women who consume alcohol to do so in moderation and to speak with their healthcare provider if they experience changes in their menstrual cycle.