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Doctor insights on: Antibiotics Menstrual Cycle

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I have H Pylori and I just got done with 10 days of antibiotics. My menstrual cycle is 4 days late...could this delay my period?

Possible but...: It's possible. I don't mean to worry you, but the antibiotics you took could interfere with the functioning of birth control pills, if you were taking them. If you don't get your period in the next week or so, I would check a pregnancy test, (if you've been sexually active) ...Read more

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Could taking antibiotics interrupt a menstrual cycle?

Could taking antibiotics interrupt a menstrual cycle?

No: Antibiotics should not affect a normal menstrual cycle. Some antibiotics can interfere or interact with the birth control control pill and could affect the cycle of a woman taking the pill. A serious illness could alter your menstrual cycle so if the antibiotics were to treat a serious infection it might be the disease that is affecting your cycle, not the treatment. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics affect your menstrual cycle for several cycles?

Could antibiotics affect your menstrual cycle for several cycles?

No: Antibiotics usually don't affect your menstrual cycle but the underlying condition for which you are taking the antibiotics can. Any physical stress as an illness and/or emotional stress can affect ovulation and with that the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Not usually: Unless you are on a triple iV antibiotic for a very serious infection then ovulation is not affected. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics make your menstrual cycle late because mine is 2 days late and i've never had a late period ?

Does antibiotics make your menstrual cycle late because mine is 2 days late and i've never had a late period ?

Can happen: Occasionally to anyone. Stay calm, await your menses in the next few days. If late by 2 weeks, then contact your doctor. Certainly do a pregnancy test if that is a possibility ...Read more

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Help! can anti biotics delay menstrual cycle?

Help! can anti biotics delay menstrual cycle?

Would not expect: Antibiotics to delay menses. But whatever infection the woman is being treated for might delay her period. ...Read more

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Excessive menstrual bleeding after taking antibiotics (after having my menstrual cycle two weeks ago)?

Excessive menstrual bleeding after taking antibiotics (after having my menstrual cycle two weeks ago)?

See your doc: I recommend visiting your physician to determine the cause of your bleeding. If you are light headed or feel worse be sure to go to the emergency room. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

Time to menses: A 32 day cycle refers to the amount of time between the first day of flow to the next first day of flow ...Read more

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What is considered a normal menstrual cycle?

Variable: The textbook cycle is 28 days but a "normal" cycle varies from 21 to 35 days in length. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for a 45day menstrual cycle ?

Long cycle: Stress, hormone irregularities, or an early miscarriage could all be reasons. You're a little young for perimenopause. Keep track of your cycles and see your ob/gyn if things don't get back in line. ...Read more

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I have a 50-60 day menstrual cycle. Is this uncommon?

Not very rare: Multiple causes. Would be good to have evaluated when you have a chance, as can have related medical issues eg pcos, obesity, cholesterol, etc. ...Read more

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I started having a really weird menstrual cycle should I be concerned?

HOW SO??: On the scant info that you provide, your age suggests a female hormonal issue. See your gyn to discuss. ...Read more

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What causes a lighter menstrual cycle?

What causes a lighter menstrual cycle?

Lighter period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Could somebody be fertile without having a menstrual cycle?

Could somebody be fertile without having a menstrual cycle?

Unlikely: It would be highly unusual for someone without cycles to ovulate and get pregnant, though it does happen occasionally. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Menstrual Cycle Changes (Definition)

Menstrual cycle changes occur throughout a womens lifespan. In most women when they start there periods at 9 or 10 they are often very irregular and heavy. As the woman matures the cycle tends to shorten to a few days and becomes regular every 29-32 days. The periods in the perimenopausal period tend to be irregular and heavy similar ...Read more