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Can taking antibiotics delay my period?

Can taking antibiotics delay my period?

They shouldn't: Antibiotics should not interact with your period one way or the other. One concern with mixing antibiotics and birth control pills is that the antibiotics can change one's gut flora (bacteria) enough to effect the way the pill is absorbed and that can affect the period. The short answer is still, no. If your period remains delayed it would be worth a visit to the doctor ...Read more

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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Can UTI delay my period?

Can UTI delay my period?

UTI: Yes, any form of infection or other inflammation has the potential to change the pattern of your menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Can pills delay my period?

Can pills delay my period?

Yes: They can variably, depending on the type and dose. ...Read more

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If i take antibiotics, can that delay my periods?

If i take antibiotics, can that delay my periods?

Antibiotics don't: Antibiotics should not be expected to have an effect on the timing of your period, except for the known issue with absorption of oral contraceptives. If you are on 'the pill', you should not take (certain) antibiotics near the time of taking your birth control pill. I recommend at least three hours separation. ...Read more

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My gydno gave me antibiotics for a possible pelvic infection. Finished the meds but my period is late. Can antibiotics delay period?

My  gydno gave me antibiotics for a possible pelvic infection. Finished the meds but my period is late. Can antibiotics delay period?

Possibly: Preganacy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. These become positive at about the time youd start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sex delay my period?

Can sex delay my period?

Not usually: Sex won't delay your period unless it results in pregnancy. In that case you won't have a period for 10 months or so. Otherwise, sex won't delay your period. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Duphaston can delay my period?

Duphaston can delay my period?

Check with Ob-Gyn: Dydrogesterone (duphaston) prevents the heavy bleeding from dysfunctional uterine bleeding and irregular cycles. One can check with the prescribing doctor to see how likely or unlikely it is that menses will be delayed in a specific patient. ...Read more

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How can I delay my period with birth control?

How can I delay my period with birth control?

Norethindrone: To delay the mentrual period a doctor can prescribe hormone medication, the effect of which would be delaying the menstrual period. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics delay your period?

Could antibiotics delay your period?

Antibiotics: Don't usually cause a delay in menstrual period. However, the illness that the antibiotics are being used for might be the cause. ...Read more

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Can norethisterone be used to delay my period?

Can norethisterone be used to delay my period?

Yes.: I had a patient who was due to get her period on her wedding day. By starting a progestin about a week after ovulation, we were able to delay her period until the last day of her honeymoon. ...Read more

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How can I delay my period using ibuprofen?

How can I delay my period using ibuprofen?

Review of literature: Indicates that Ibuprofen does not stop menstruation. It can decrease pain due to pms or menses ; help to reduce bleeding when there is excessive menstrual blood loss. ...Read more

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How can I delay my period

How can I delay my period

With hormones.: You can take birth control pills continually or by skipping the "inactive" pills for one cycle. Sometimes it can be withdrawn early with progestins to adjust timing of the cycle. See your physician to make the best decision and determine if this is possible for you. ...Read more

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What can I take to delay my period by 1 day?

What can I take to delay my period by 1 day?

Delay period: Usually we use high dose progesterone to delay the period. But it needs to be started on time. Ideally by about day 22-24 of the cycle. After day 25 of the cycle, it gets harder because the body's progesterone level may have already dropped enough to trigger flow. If you're taking birth control pills it's much easier by just skipping the placebo pills and going straight into a new pack. ...Read more

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Can I take norethisterone to delay may period after I remove my nuvaring?

Can I take norethisterone to delay may period after I remove my nuvaring?

Norethindrone: You should be able to take the birth control pill to delay your period after you remove nuvaring. But it depends on how long you want to delay. If you just want to delay it a short time that's fine. Or are you switching to the birth control pill after being on the ring? ...Read more

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Can I use plan b to delay my period.

Can I use plan b to delay my period.

Plan B: Not a use for plan B to delay your period. You need to go discuss birth control and delay of menses with your FP or GYN. There are several birth control pills especially approved for this indication. ...Read more

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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more