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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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After my first time sex, i went to planned parenthood, they said, i had a little bit of yellow fluid. they gave antibiotic afterwards. two days later, i got my period early which is unusual. do i have std?

After my first time sex, i went to planned parenthood, they said, i had a little bit of  yellow fluid. they gave antibiotic afterwards. two days later, i got my period early which is unusual. do i have std?

The only way to: see if you have an STD is to get tested. A urine sample, or swab of the yellow fluid will make the diagnosis. I recommend a full STD check which includes urine for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. An exam to evaluate for warts, lice, herpes, etc and blood tests for syphilis, Hiv, and hepatitis C. This is a very complete list of STD's not to scare you but a good reminder to use condoms ...Read more

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Had my period super early this month. Also i'm on an antibiotic called cefdinir for strep throat. Could that have made it early?

Had my period super early this month. Also i'm on an antibiotic called cefdinir for strep throat. Could that have made it early?

Period timing.: Normally antibiotics don't cause your period to be early. But if your body is stressed enough by an illness it could impact when you have your period. ...Read more

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Could the antibiotic Macrobid delay your period?

Could the antibiotic Macrobid delay your period?

It 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

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Does azithromycin or a similar antibiotic delay your period?

Does azithromycin or a similar antibiotic delay your period?

Periods: Antibiotics should have no effect on your cycles. Even if you are on birth control it will not effect your cycles. ...Read more

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A fishy smell a day before I get my period. Is that normal! I have never gotten that smell before tho, I was recently on an antibiotic for 2 weeks.

A fishy smell a day before I get my period. Is that normal! I have never gotten that smell before tho, I was recently on an antibiotic for 2 weeks.

BV: I believe you have developed Bacterial Vaginosis because you have been on Antibiotics for so long and therefore the normal Flora of your Vagina has been disturbed, you need to see a provider for treatment. ...Read more

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When a prescription says take two/three/four times a day does that mean between morning and evening or over a 24 hour period? Like for an antibiotic.

Dosing per day: Well in a perfect world we could take the medication on an exact basis -for example 3 times a day would be every 8 hrs in a 24 hr period. This is because medications have a "half-life" in the body which means over time the body will get rid of it, so u have to take it again. Problem is, the daily routine can get in the way-- consider sleeping for example and how much time that eats up. Try ur best ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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