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Help! Can antibiotics inhibit ovulation?

Help! Can antibiotics inhibit ovulation?

Should not: While some antibiotics may interfere with the absorption of hormones, they should not prevent ovulation. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Does antibiotics increase ovulation if you are on birth control? Making it rly easy to get pregnant as soon as u start taking them?

Does antibiotics increase ovulation if you are on birth control? Making it rly easy to get pregnant as soon as u start taking them?

No: There is only one anabiotic that has been shown to possibly decrease the effectiveness of birth control. And that antibiotic is rifampin. This is not a commonly prescribed antibiotic. There is no data linking common antibiotics with decreased birth-control efficacy. ...Read more

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Am I pregnant? I had sex 9/2 condom slipped&took an eoc that day. Was on antibiotics&loestrin24, "ovulating" now 9/10. What are the chances of preg?

Am I pregnant? I had sex 9/2 condom slipped&took an eoc that day. Was on antibiotics&loestrin24, "ovulating" now 9/10. What are the chances of preg?

Check a test: Emergency contraception is used to reduce the risk of an unplanned pregnancy but it certainly does not guarantee. That being said you were also taking regular birth control of the time. That makes pregnancy unlikely but possible. Check a test to find out. Of note you should not be ovulating if you are taking birth control pills. They work by preventing ovulation. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics interfere w ovulating?

Rarely.: Some antibiotics lower the amount of estrogen in the blood, but usually not enough to prevent ovulation. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics interfere w/ovulation or menstruation?

Can antibiotics interfere w/ovulation or menstruation?

Ovulation: There is no specific evidence that antibiotic use affects ovulation. The stress caused by the infection, however, could affect your cycle as much as any other stress. If you are being treated for ovulatory or infertility problems, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can having a UTI (not on antibiotics yet) make me have a false ovulation test?

Can having a UTI (not on antibiotics yet) make me have a false ovulation test?

Yes: Yes, if you are using infected urine to determine the presence of ovulation. Get the UTI treated as soon as possible to avoid an ascending infection to your kidneys. ...Read more

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Could an antibiotic for oral thrush affect my ovulation?

Could an antibiotic for oral thrush affect my ovulation?

It doesn't: Ovulation is under natural hormonal influences of your body that are not altered by antibiotic use. Although there is some concern about interference with birth control pills with some antibiotics, they seldom do. ...Read more

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Last antibiotic on bcp day 1think I ovulated 2 days later. No sex rubbed vag on his penis w/ his undies on. Worried about precum. Couid I b preggo?

Last antibiotic on bcp day 1think I ovulated 2 days later. No sex rubbed vag on his penis w/ his undies on. Worried about precum. Couid I b preggo?

Not likely: By your description, pregnancy would not be likely. The risk is not zero, however, if seminal fluid comes in contact with you. If you absolutely do not wish to risk pregnancy, you have got to come up with a better form of birth control than keeping his "undies on.". ...Read more

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I'm on the pill but was taking an antibiotic. I had sex 3 days before ovulation but partner did not ejaculate. Chances of becoming pregnancy?

I'm on the pill but was taking an antibiotic. I had sex 3 days before ovulation but partner did not ejaculate. Chances of becoming pregnancy?

Risk is very small: Since oral contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy primarily by preventing ovulation, you probably did not ovulate "3 days after sex". Most antibiotics will not affect pills efficacy or will very rarely interfere with their contraceptive functions as long as you take your pills regularly, without vomiting, diarrhea or other major change in your metabolism. Best ask for a LARC an IUD or an implant. ...Read more

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Took antibiotics (amoxicillin) mid-cycle. I'm on the pill and was taking it prior and during. Is there a chance I may have ovulated?

Took antibiotics (amoxicillin) mid-cycle. I'm on the pill and was taking it prior and during. Is there a chance I may have ovulated?

Probably not: Most antibiotics don't affect contraception. It's now thought that the only types of antibiotic that interact with hormonal contraception and make it less effective are rifampicin-like antibiotics (treatment for tuberculosis). Amoxicillin is not related. As long as you were taking your BCP every day, you should not ovulate. ...Read more

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Haven't missed BC or taken late, started spotting several days ago around were would of ovulated. 3 dif antibiotics b2b last month. Risk of pregnancy?

Low: Your risk of pregnancy is low if you are taking birth control pills correctly. Most common antibiotics don't interfere very much with birth control pills. If you took an exotic antibiotic like Rifampin, it would be a different story. Your risk of pregnancy is low but do a home pregnancy test if you are worried to be sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Spotting, cramping and nausea for two weeks. Started day would've ovulated, period due in two days. On low dose BC finished 3 antibiotics. Cause?

Spotting, cramping and nausea for two weeks. Started day would've ovulated, period due in two days. On low dose BC finished 3 antibiotics. Cause?

Pregnant maybe: Many antibiotics lower the effectiveness of your birth control, so check a pregnancy test in a few days. Otherwise it could be some premenstrual syndrome symptoms. ...Read more

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3 antibiotics/antifungal b2b, never missed low dose lutera BC/took late. Spotting 2wks started when would of ovulated. What's wrong? Pregnancy risk?

3 antibiotics/antifungal b2b, never missed low dose lutera BC/took late. Spotting 2wks started when would of ovulated. What's wrong? Pregnancy risk?

Depends...: Depending on the antibiotic or other med you take the risk that the effectiveness of your BC could've been lowered by the interaction. If you were sexually active while taking both and your period now is irregular I would suggest to get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can my dock test my ovulation becuase I have irruglar mentration n ovulationa in im currently tryin to have a baby but think I have tyroids?

Can my dock test my ovulation becuase I have irruglar mentration n ovulationa in im currently tryin to have a baby but think I have tyroids?

Yes: Your doctor can test for all of that, including the thyroid. Go see your obgyn or primary care doctor and he/she will test for you or send you to the appropriate specialists as needed. ...Read more

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Fbrds r (3×1.8×2.3) (3.4×2.6×2.6) (3.1×2.7×1.5)intrml. Others 0.8cm to 2.9cm. Ovulating. Not concvg. Pain n hvy bleeding. Shld go for operation?

Fbrds r (3×1.8×2.3) (3.4×2.6×2.6) (3.1×2.7×1.5)intrml. Others 0.8cm to 2.9cm. Ovulating. Not concvg. Pain n hvy bleeding. Shld go for operation?

Fibroids: Are nor contraindications for pregnancy, howeve the location is important they can block entrance into fallopian tube. See a fertility specialist not only because of fibroids, but because of you age as well. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex before n after my ovulation date. But my partner pulled out both times. Ni I see brownish n pinkish when I use the restroom.?

Had unprotected sex before n after my ovulation date. But my partner pulled out both times. Ni I see brownish n pinkish when I use the restroom.?

Test: Pullout is absolutely a horrible method of birth control. 40% who use it for a year become pregnant during that year. Most men produce several drops of precum during sex and most women realize that most men wait until the last second to pull out and most ejaculate another small amount with that. Each drop 20 million sperm/drop on ave. ...Read more

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How long after ovulation can it take your BBT to rise?? On 17-18 it was 97.1 & got +opk on 18.On 19 it was 97.3 n got -opk. These morning its 97.4...

How long after ovulation can it take your BBT to rise?? On 17-18 it was 97.1 & got +opk on 18.On 19 it was 97.3 n got -opk. These morning its 97.4...

Ovulation kit: If you are using an ovulation kit then there is no reason to be checking BBT. BBT is very unreliable. It was used to detect ovulation historically when better options were not technologically possible. If you want to track ovulation your ovulation kit is more reliable. ...Read more

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My follicle measured 14mm on Saturday cycle day 15.My cycles r normally 29/30 days. When will I ovulate? Wat day? N how big does the follicle need to be

My follicle measured 14mm on Saturday cycle day 15.My cycles r normally 29/30 days. When will I ovulate? Wat day? N how big does the follicle need to be

Ovulation: Population typically occurs about 14 days before your next menstrual cycle. You can use your past menstrual history to anticipate the approximate day of population. Follicular growth is one way to do it but unless you have a history of anovulation then measuring the follicle is not usually needed ...Read more

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Is it possible to rectify ovulation prob. Naturally without taking medicines coz I feel my stress is the reason for this disorder n am controlling it?

Is it possible to rectify ovulation prob. Naturally without taking medicines coz I feel my stress is the reason for this disorder n am controlling it?

Natural ovulation RX: It depends on why you are not ovulating. If it is due to diet, excess exercise or stress, liefstyle changes can help. If you are overweight, weight loss can help. If PCOS, low glycemic diet, exercise and supplements like cinnamon and ovasitol [see theralogix. Com] can help. ...Read more

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N day of supposed ovulation, I had one pink spot when I wiped. That was 5 days ago. Today, I wiped and got brown spots twice, only when wiped. What's going on?

Non-specific: Light spotting noticed when wiping is extremely common and completely non-specific. In other words it happens alot and usually doesn't mean anything. ...Read more

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My mesuration or ovulation date is three month late n I have always that problem n my pregnency kit test is negative today?

See a doctor: Many people miss their periods without being pregnant. It can be a sign of a hormonal problem. Beyond diagnosing the hormonal problem, see a doctor as it's not good to have an irregularity as people with irregular periods have a higher incidence of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive since past 1 year, couldn't suceed. Used ovulation strips to ensure. Are there any tests me n my spouse can take to confirm reasons?

Trying to conceive since past 1 year, couldn't suceed. Used ovulation strips to ensure. Are there any tests me n my spouse can take to confirm reasons?

Fertility: If you are ovulatory and your husband has a normal sperm count, then you need to see the doctor to see what the matter is. Do you have blocked tubes? Have you had pelvic infections? You may need help. ...Read more

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I'm undergoing an ovulation study and my day 11th report is right follicle of 14mm n left follicle 10 mm. So what is the right time for intercourse?

Time of Ovulation: The best time for intercourse is still around ovulation. Typically, this will take place when a follicle reaches about 20 mm in size. You should monitor your ovulation by using over the counter ovulation predictor kits. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more