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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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


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Can penicillin make your period late?

Can penicillin make your period late?

Agree w Dr. Kwok: The antibiotic should have no effect on your period. However, if your infection seriously taxed your body - that could be a cause. ...Read more

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By taking penicillin can it make your period late the next month?

By taking penicillin can it make your period late the next month?

Possibly if on BCP's: Taking antibiotics alters the absorption of birth control pills (the estrogen and progesterone) through your intestine and consequently if you are on ocp's it indeed can alter your cycle. If a person is not on birth control pills then it is very unlikely that the penicillin will change your cycle. ...Read more

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I've been on the shot for 10 months, getting it every 3 months, and I took penicillin for a week & got my period. Why? Is the shot no longer effectiv?

I've been on the shot for 10 months, getting it every 3 months, and I took penicillin for a week & got my period. Why? Is the shot no longer effectiv?

If its Depo-Provera: You need to identify what "shot" you are talking about. A guess would be Depo-Provera [Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA)] for birth control or other gynecologic problem which does have to be repeated every 12 weeks. Penicillin won't affect the action of Depo-Provera but it's possible whatever you were treating with the penicillin had some effect. You had your period cause the drug wore off. ...Read more

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I am on penicillin for about a month now, a week ago I started seeing my period but by the afternoon it stopped. Can penicillin delay periods?

I am on penicillin for about a month now, a week ago I started seeing my period but by the afternoon it stopped. Can penicillin delay periods?

Probably not: Penicillin should not delay a regular menstrual period. Maybe the "reason for using penicillin" could have delayed a period (that reason is not stated in the question). As long as the next regular period comes, one delayed or missed period is usually not a big concern. ...Read more

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I was given penicillin yesterday due to tonsillitis but have been sick twice today is that normal? I am also 3 months late on my period I need help!

I was given penicillin yesterday due to tonsillitis but have been sick twice today is that normal? I am also 3 months late on my period I need help!

Vomiting: Get a pregnancy test. Get your doc to write for Flonase to use at night, the steroid turns your post nasal drip into an anti inflammatory. Dink electrolyte fluid, 2 Aleve 2x per day and zantac generic at 150 mg. If you are 12 weeks pregnant the worst of the nausea is behind you. You will get past it but do the basics and see if your pregnant; if not it is unsealed to your tonsils. ...Read more

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What can I do if I had an allergic to cefzil; prescribed penicillin; early period?

What can I do if I had an allergic to cefzil; prescribed penicillin; early period?

Generally ok: I think what you are asking is if you had an allergic reaction to one of these is it safe to take the other. It turns out that although cephalosporins like Cefzil (cefprozil) are related to penicillins the evidence for cross reactivity was inadequately substantiated. If you had a very severe reaction you could be skin tested for allergy to penicillin. ...Read more

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Can penicillin be administered through an IV in a time period of less than 48 hours for treatment of strep infection?

Can penicillin be administered through an IV in a time period of less than 48 hours for treatment of strep infection?

Confusing question: Penicillin can be administered to people iv. Treatment in this fashion would not achieve the sustained blood levels of antibiotic for the recommended 10 days needed to kill the germ and stop formation of antibodies that could cause complications. A single dose if long acting penicillin given into both buttocks can do the job if the patient is willing. It keeps blood levels up ...Read more

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I took mdma while on penicillin then took clarithromycin 2.5 weeks later. Will this delay a girls period?

I took mdma while on penicillin then took clarithromycin 2.5 weeks later. Will this delay a girls period?

No: But if you had unprotected sex while on the mdma it might. Chronic drug abuse causes many problems with women's reproductive endocrinology, but one time use of penicillin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or mdma would not likely cause any problems. Mdma is an increasingly more dangerous drug, with impure forms like"molly" causing death and severe complications like seizures and brain damage. Put away the toys! ...Read more

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Took penicillin in aug. Was sick in sep. No period. Period came 10/14 and lasted until 20. Been lightly spotting ever since. On birth control. Help?

Took penicillin in aug. Was sick in sep. No period. Period came 10/14 and lasted until 20. Been lightly spotting ever since. On birth control. Help?

Irregular menses: There are many different causes for alterations in amounts and nature of menstrual periods and in their regularity. If you had an infection that may have been the source. If this persists, or if you develop other symptoms please see a doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm on hydrocodone and penicillin due to my wisdom teeth coming out could either of these cause my period to be late?

I'm on hydrocodone and penicillin due to my wisdom teeth coming out could either of these cause my period to be late?

Meds -not likely.: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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Vaginal blood clots but light brown, vaginal itching, and anal itching, red, taking penicillin and on the pill but would be on period now?

Vaginal blood clots but light brown, vaginal itching, and anal itching, red, taking penicillin and on the pill but would be on period now?

Taking antibiotics: Makes latent YEAST infections BLOOM!!!!!

You need GYN advice...local treatment and or oral medication for yeast infection is indicated but a vaginal smear (swab) may be required
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Antibiotic contains penicillin can miss periods?

Antibiotic contains penicillin can miss periods?

Penicillin: Should not cause you to miss your period. However, the illness that was being treated might stress your body enough to cause a period to be missed or delayed. ...Read more

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Hi can being an pennicilin effect my period im almost a week late which is not normal I have cramp and a shooting pain on my right side?

Hi can being an pennicilin effect my period im almost a week late which is not normal I have cramp and a shooting pain on my right side?

Late "period"?: At age 30, a late onset of a period can mean pregnancy. Penicillin does not affect the onset of a period. Obtain a serum HCG test to be certain you are not pregnant from your healthcare provider. A sharp pain in your side with cramps can also be suggestive of a pregnancy in your tube, so do not delay in getting the test and an exam if it is positive. ...Read more

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What happens if you discover that the infection is viral can you stop taking the penicillin before the 10 days have passed?

What happens if you discover that the infection is viral can you stop taking the penicillin before the 10 days have passed?

Nothing happens: If the infection for sure is due to a virus, stopping penicillin or other antibiotics won't be a problem, and of course would reduce the possibility of side effects from the antibiotic. But check first with the doctor who prescribed it, to be sure it's a virus without a superimposed bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Will penicillin stop tonsil stones?

Will penicillin stop tonsil stones?

NO: Tonsil stones are a mechanical problem which has to do with accumulation of debris in the pits (crypts) of tonsils. Antibiotics may temporarily reduce surrounding irritation or any odor associated with the stones but will not cure the problem. Usually, there is no role for antibiotics in the treatment of stones. ...Read more

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I'm on penicillin, and im kind of itchy. I took it in the past no problem. I feel fine, no swelling just some itching. Am I allergic? Should I stop?

I'm on penicillin, and im kind of itchy. I took it in the past no problem. I feel fine, no swelling just some itching. Am I allergic? Should I stop?

Mild allergy: Many patients get itchy when taking penicillin. This is a common, mild allergic reaction. You are allergic but do not need to stop. If you ever experience wheezing, throat swelling or shortness of breath you should immediately stop penicillin and see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long or how many days does penicillin or antibiotics last in the body or blood stream after you stop taking them?

How long or how many days does penicillin or antibiotics last in the body or blood stream after you stop taking them?

Different for each: This varies widely, from a few hours (e.g. most oral penicillins, like amoxicillin) to around 10 days (e.g. azithromycin). The quinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin) and tetracyclines (e.g. doxycycline) typically are gone in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I am taking antibiotics (penicillin) I am on day 5 of 10. My symptoms are almost gone. Should I carry on taking the antibiotics or can I stop?

I am taking antibiotics (penicillin) I am on day 5 of 10. My symptoms are almost gone. Should I carry on taking the antibiotics or can I stop?

Finish the meds: You should complete the course of antibiotics prescribed to you. Even though you don't have symptoms, you may still have an infection and be a carrier of the bacteria. completing the antibiotics also decreases the incidence of antibiotic resistance in your area. ...Read more

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How often can I take danzen 5mg and what is the best med u can recommend to stop post nasal drip. I'm allergic to penicillin. Thanks!

How often can I take danzen 5mg and what is the best med u can recommend to stop post nasal drip. I'm allergic to penicillin. Thanks!

Post nasal drip: I am not familiar with danzen but usually recommend antihistamine like Claritin or even Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for post nasal drip. A physician can write for a nasal steroid which is much more effective. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Bad odor with a discharge, no pain or anything. And a bath and feminine products don't stop the smell. I started taking penicillin v, will it help?

Bad odor with a discharge, no pain or anything. And a bath and feminine products don't stop the smell. I started taking penicillin v, will it help?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, often with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis -- an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, also does this; and other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are more common in BV. Feminine products or penicillin won't help and might make BV worse, and can screw up STD diagnosis. Treatment is available -- stop the penicillin and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can penicillin harm your body in any way? I have anxiety, and I"m afraid my heart will stop. Is this irrational anxiety? Not allergic to Penicillin

Can penicillin harm your body in any way? I have anxiety, and I"m afraid my heart will stop. Is this irrational anxiety? Not allergic to Penicillin

Not a problem: Penicillin is an antibiotic. All medications are to be used appropriately. All medications can have side effects. Heart stoppage is not problem with penicillin since you are not allergic.

This is an irrational anxiety ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection I'm on penicillin 4Xs a day I just started it 2day I can't get in2 the dentist until next week#40;Tuesday) will this stop spreading?

I have a tooth infection I'm on penicillin 4Xs a day I just started it 2day I can't get in2 the dentist until next week#40;Tuesday) will this stop spreading?

Maybe: If your situation is improving you can probably wait. If condition or swelling gets worse you should see a dentist, oral surgeon, or er at hospital asap. Not all infection respond to penicillin. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking antibiotics (penicillin vk500mg) if my tooth infection has cleared?

Should I stop taking antibiotics (penicillin vk500mg) if my tooth infection has cleared?

No: Once you begin a course of antibiotics, always finish taking the prescription as directed, even if the infection appears to have cleared up. This reduces the chance of developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria. When you finish your prescription, ask you doctor if you should have further treatment to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin. Was prescribed cephalexin for folliculitis. Stop taking it 3 days ago. Now I have hives all over. Delayed reaction?

Possible: A small % of people who are allergic to penicillin may also react to cephalosporin such as cephalexin. However, if your reaction did not occur until about 10 days after you started to take the medication, this may well be a true allergic reaction specific to cephalexin. ...Read more

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Frequent urination with Penicillin TID for dental gingivitis. Is this normal? I also have IC. This is very out the ordinary for me, but it won stop.

Frequent urination with Penicillin TID for dental gingivitis. Is this normal? I also have IC. This is very out the ordinary for me, but it won stop.

Yeast infection: It is very common to get a vaginal yeast infection from penicillin. May present as urinary urgency or burning. Try Monistat or call MD for Diflucan (fluconazole) ...Read more

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Day 2 of 10mL penicillin for mild tonsillitis which may have been viral, and I feel sick to my stomach. Persistent diarrhea, vomiting. Can I stop?

Day 2 of 10mL penicillin for mild tonsillitis which may have been viral, and I feel sick to my stomach. Persistent diarrhea, vomiting. Can I stop?

You should consult: With the doctor who prescribed the penicillin. But if you are vomiting, the drug is probably not getting into your system anyway. You need to be treated for the diarrhea and vomiting more urgently rather than mild tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Took penicillin VK 4xday X6days. Every day had chills, joint pain, sore throat and Ill feeling. Dr advised to stop taking. How long til I feel better?

Took penicillin VK 4xday X6days. Every day had chills, joint pain, sore throat and Ill feeling. Dr advised to stop taking. How long til I feel better?

Ill feeling: I really need more information to answer this question appropriately. I am not sure why you were on the antibiotics in the first place. Maybe you had a virus and you will get better soon. If you are not feeling better you will need to get on a nasal steroid to help the sore throat and the ill feeling. Take some Motrin for the joint pain. See how you feel in the next few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Hydrocodone, Ibuprofen, Ondansetron, and Penicillin VK tablets from wisdom teeth removal delay my period? I've also been very stressed this month.

Can Hydrocodone, Ibuprofen, Ondansetron, and Penicillin VK tablets from wisdom teeth removal delay my period? I've also been very stressed this month.

Possible: Stress and some medications can have the effect of delaying your period however if you are unsure as to whether you could possibly be pregnant please check with a pregnancy test which you can obtain over the counter or see your health care provider ...Read more

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What do the g and v of penicillin mean?

Penicillin: The term "penicillin" is often used generically to refer to benzylpenicillin (penicillin g), procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin), benzathine benzylpenicillin (benzathine penicillin), and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin v).

Procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin have the same antibacterial activity as benzylpenicillin but act for a longer span of time. Phenoxymethylpenicilli. ...Read more