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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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Will taking antibiotics delay your period?

Will taking antibiotics delay your period?

Not usually.: But the illness for which you are taking the antibiotics might be the cause? ...Read more

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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

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Had protected sex 4/7 4/10 4/14. Was fingered 4/19. Period 4/20-4/24. Think have uti, taking antibiotics. Will cycle be delayed from infection?

Had protected sex 4/7 4/10 4/14. Was fingered 4/19. Period 4/20-4/24. Think have uti, taking antibiotics. Will cycle be delayed from infection?

Can't predict: Does this mean that you should have had your period from 20 to 24 April and have missed it? If uncertain - please take pregnancy test - no form of protected sex is 100%. ...Read more

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I'm taking steronate to delay my period. Got a bad flu & started antibiotic yesterday, does antibiotic contradicts with steronate? What should I do?

I'm taking steronate to delay my period. Got a bad flu & started antibiotic yesterday, does antibiotic contradicts with steronate? What should I do?

Pharmacist: I would suggest calling the pharmacist where you filled the prescriptions, so they can take in to account all your medications and conditions regarding potential interactions. Hope this helps! ...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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Can being on antibiotic and pain killer for your teeth delay or make you miss your period? Help please?

Can being on antibiotic and pain killer for your teeth delay or make you miss your period? Help please?

Not likely: If you're not pregnant, you may miss your period due to stress, excessive exercise, antipsychotics and antidepressants medications. Antibiotic and painkillers are not effecting the period. Nevertheless, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment with your PCP when you notice anything out of the ordinary. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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