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Menstruation (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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Last menses was on17 oct, cycle 28 to30. I stil hav not got my period.As prescribed by gyno i'm taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).Wat may be reason for delayed menses?

Last menses was on17 oct, cycle 28 to30. I stil hav not got my period.As prescribed by gyno i'm taking  augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).Wat may be reason for delayed menses?

Irregular periods: There are lots of reasons a persons period can be late. If there is a chance you could be pregnant then you should repeat a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then waiting a few weeks to see if it returns is reasonable. If it does not then it is time to visit your friendly obgyn doctor to discuss irregular periods. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin but have abscessed tooth for over a month. How much longer can I delay to fix tooth?

I'm on amoxicillin but have abscessed tooth for over a month. How much longer can I delay to fix tooth?

DON"T DELAY: You have an infection in your mouth that can cause serious harm to you including death. Every time you take an antibiotic to fix that tooth you are not making it better, you are just making the pain go away for awhile. It is a temporary band-aid. You must call your dentist or you could end up in the hospital or even worse..... ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin delay your period?

Can amoxicillin delay your period?

No: Antibiotics such as Amoxicillin do not delay a woman's menstrual period, but they can interfere with absorption of birth control pill hormones. If a woman has concerns regarding Amoxicillin or other antibiotics she is taking, she should talk with the prescribing doctor. A woman with a delayed period can check for pregnancy with an over-the-counter urine pregnancy test, which is quite accurate. ...Read more

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I started Amoxicillin 875mg on cycle days 7-13. Now I am on Macrobid 100mg (CD 15). Can these meds cause delay or stop ovulation? What can help me ov

I started Amoxicillin 875mg on cycle days 7-13. Now I am on Macrobid 100mg (CD 15).  Can these meds cause delay or stop ovulation? What can help me ov

Maybe!: Although antibiotics may cause irregularity or delayed menses , not a top reason. Please consider a pregnancy test if appropriate. If you are already on birth control - remember antibiotics do lower the effectiveness of birth control ... you can become pregnant even while taking birth control and on an antibiotic. Please follow up with the prescriber gave you the antibiotic for the Bacteria. ...Read more

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Does amoxil (amoxicillin) delay period?

Does amoxil (amoxicillin) delay period?

No: Antibiotics will not effect hormone levels and therefore do not effect the timing of a menstrual period. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more