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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Pregnant While Taking Antibiotics

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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Can you get pregnant while taking antibiotics?

Sure...: If you have sex at the right time in your cycle (around ovulation). Be careful if on bcp and taking antibiotics. Some can interact and make the bc pill less effective.

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Dr. Leonard Ferreira Dr. Ferreira
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
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Can you get pregnant while taking antibiotics when your on a Depo-Provera?

Possibly: Some medications may cause the depoprovera medication to be metabolized more rapidly and can increase the risk of pregnancy. You should use condoms while on antibiotics or other medications.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Trying to conceive, but husband is taking antibiotics amoxycilin and dicloxacillin 250mg each. Will it affect sperms or pose prblms if I get pregnt?

Trying to conceive, but husband is taking antibiotics amoxycilin and dicloxacillin 250mg each. Will it affect sperms or pose prblms if I get pregnt?

Probably not...: What I have known and what I have reviewed and read failed to reveal any mention of their possible effect on spermatogenesis - sperm formation. So, I would say both have no concern on sperms. However, in reality, behind what we have known always still hides a lot of what we don't know. If still in doubt, ask his prescribing doctor.

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Going to be tested for C diff after antibiotic use. If I end up being tx for it, is it okay to try for pregnancy next month? Recurrence risk? Worried!

Going to be tested for C diff after antibiotic use. If I end up being tx for it, is it okay to try for pregnancy next month? Recurrence risk? Worried!

C diff: If your treatment for c diff is successful as determined by follow-up stool culture and you feel healthy, I don't see why you shouldn't attempt to get pregnant. If you have to stay on medications, then you should ask your obgyn for advice on this matter.

Dr. Bryan Kurtz Dr. Kurtz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Hi, can I get pregnant while taking antibiotics amoxicillin for 3 days and only 3 days for me to get my period, I don't take birth control pill.

Hi, can I get pregnant while taking antibiotics amoxicillin for 3 days and only 3 days for me to get my period, I don't take birth control pill.

Yes: If you are not on birth control, you can get pregnant whether you are taking antibiotics or not or only have a 3 day period. If you don't want to get pregnant, maybe you should consider birth control.

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Prem Gupta Dr. Gupta
Neurology
44 years in practice
Maharshi Dayanand University P.T. Blagwat Dayal Sharma Medical College
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Can you get vertigo by taking antibiotics?

Can you get vertigo by taking antibiotics?

Yes: Most medications can cause vertigo and it is not uncommon.

Dr. Booth Wainscoat Dr. Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
17 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long after taking antibiotics can you get c.Diff?

How long after taking antibiotics can you get c.Diff?

Often within 60 days: Most cases of c.Diff colitis occur within 2 weeks of taking antibiotics. Almost all (90%) of cases of c.Diff colitis occur within 60 days of taking antibiotics. However, a few cases may occur up to 3 months or longer after antibiotics. Other risk factors for developing c. Diff colitis include: age >65; hospitalization, chemotherapy, GI surgery & procedures, HIV & use of proton pump inhibitors.

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Dr. Amber Patel Dr. Patel
Dentistry
9 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Is it ok if while taking antibiotics uou get a fever?

Is it ok if while taking antibiotics uou get a fever?

Fever: Normally you are prescribed antibiotics for a fever. If they are not working you may need to see your doctor to evaluate the scenario accurately.

Dr. Keith Ramsey Dr. Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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How long after taking antibiotics can you get a rash?

1st or 2nd dose: If you have had a treatment with the antibiotic at least once in the past, then an allergic reaction would usually happen on the first or second oral dose, the next time you take it. However, the rash can show up anytime. You can also get a rash from the germ being killed by the antibiotic or from a viral infection that you might have while taking the medication.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Will I get sicker from taking antibiotics for a common cold with bronchitis?

Will I get sicker from taking antibiotics for a common cold with bronchitis?

It's possible: It's possible, if you develop side effects from the antibioitic. More importantly, they're probably doing you no good, and repeated use can lead to drug resistance.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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How long after taking antibiotics (ciprofolxacin) I can try to get pregnant?

TTC: There is nothing about being on antibiotics and attempting to get pregnant. There is no connection or advisory.

Dr. David Wishnew Dr. Wishnew
Wound care
38 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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What could cause me to get sick while taking antibiotics?

What could cause me to get sick while taking antibiotics?

Antibiotic/illness: Antibiotics, especially when taking by mouth, can be quite harsh to the mucosa of the stomach. Some antibiotics are known for causing pain (e.g. Erythromycin) in most people who take them, while others are idiosyncrartic reaction of the individual patient to the medication.

Dr. Anna Nolan Dr. Nolan
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Do people ever get more sick while taking antibiotics for bronchitis?

Do people ever get more sick while taking antibiotics for bronchitis?

Possible: Sometimes you can feel sicker from the side effects of the antibiotics

Dr. I. Jay Freedman Dr. Freedman
Dentistry
39 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Is it possible for a toothache to get even worse after taking antibiotics?

Is it possible for a toothache to get even worse after taking antibiotics?

Yes!: Either repeated taking antibiotics and failing to get treatment, creating more immune bacteria or prescribing an ineffective antibiotic or taking the medicine without immediate followup could all be reasons why a toothache might be worse with antibiotic therapy. Don't delay, see your dentist ASAP!

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Dr. Mustafa Al Shaar Dr. Al Shaar
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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Will lying down cause pneumonia to get worse (if you're taking antibiotics)?

Will lying down cause pneumonia to get worse (if you're taking antibiotics)?

Secretion Collection: Sitting upright will help you to have effective coughing with the help of the accessory muscles of the chest, to get rid of the mucus and secretion accumulating inside your lungs as a result of the pneumonia, and that would help recovering.

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Dr. Jose Abreu Dr. Abreu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I was curious if it would be safe to get a piercing while taking antibiotics?

I was curious if it would be safe to get a piercing while taking antibiotics?

YES!! ~~~: Antibiotics will prevent you from getting an infection so this I the safest time to do it unless you are immunosuppressed.

Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Can I get oral thrush from taking antibiotics?

Can I get oral thrush from taking antibiotics?

Yes: Oral thrush can occur from anything that changes the bacteria of the mouth leading to fungal overgrowth. Antibiotics are a very common reason why bacteria are decreased and yeast can take over.

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Antibiotic (Definition)

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