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Does antibiotics affect period time?

Does antibiotics affect period time?

No, but...: No, taking antibiotics does not alter one's natural menstrual cycle. However, having an illness (such as a feverish, significant infection that leads to a woman needing antibiotics) can alter one's natural menstrual cycle. Cycles should become normal again over the next month or two. ...Read more

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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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How much do antibiotics really affect birth control pills? After finishing antibiotics how long until back to normal?

How much do antibiotics really affect birth control pills? After finishing antibiotics how long until back to normal?

Definitely affect: All antibiotics can definitely affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. While on antibiotics, you should definitely use a back up method of birth control if you want to avoid becoming pregnant. The rule of thumb to prevent pregnancy is to use a form of back up birth control (e.g., condoms) until your next menstrual period. ...Read more

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Fot how long does emergency contraception pill side effects lasts? Will it disturb my periods planning to take during the last day of ovulation time

Fot how long does emergency contraception pill side effects lasts? Will it disturb my periods planning to take during the last day of ovulation time

Can cause irreg bldg: The bleeding after emergency bc is a result of the medicine, and not exactly like a regular period, but you can/should count it as such to get started on regular bc, such as the pills, ring, patch. You may also want to consider long acting reversible contraception --iud or implant.They are most effective and easiest. ...Read more

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How long after you take it does the morning after pill affect your period?

How long after you take it does the morning after pill affect your period?

One cycle: The "morning after pill" (progesterone only post-coital contraception) will often cause irregular bleeding -- your period may come earlier than expected. If you do not bleed after taking the pill, and if you do not get your period when expected, please take a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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How long does it take to ovulate after finishing birth control?

How long does it take to ovulate after finishing birth control?

Not long: Usually a woman will resume ovulation within 1-3 months of stopping a birth control pill. If it takes much longer than this, you should see your doctor to check for other causes of ovulation problems. One exception to this is that there are some forms of contraception, such as a depo-provera injection, that can have residual effects on ovulation for as long as a year. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does birth control affect one's menstrual period ? How else might it effect someone?

Hormonal types: Hormonal types of contraception will regularize your period and lessen the amount of bleeding as well as provide a reasonably secure method of preventing pregnancy as long as it is taken as directed by the md. ...Read more

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Can exercise affect ovulation but don't affect period i mean exercise cause ovulation problem but my period still regular?

Can exercise affect ovulation but don't affect period i mean exercise cause ovulation problem but my period still regular?

Probably not: Chances are that exercise will not have an affect on ovulation or the timing of your period. You may have read about a female Chinese tennis world champion recently, who after retiring from the tennis circuit became pregnant to a health baby. If you menstrual periods are irregular or if you are having a problem getting pregnant please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long does birth control not work after taking antibiotics?

How long does birth control not work after taking antibiotics?

Most antibiotics OK : Some antibiotics, like rifampin, definitely interact with birth control.Others may in some individuals and with some pills .It probably depends on how your body metabolizes the drugs, and it may also depend on the dose of hormones in the pills.Most small studies don't show differences in the level of hormones in the blood, but to be on the absolutely safe side, use condoms during antibiotic use. ...Read more

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How does Primolut affect my bladder, urine and menstruation cycle after treatment?

How does Primolut affect my bladder, urine and menstruation cycle after treatment?

Not familiar.: But this may help you. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/consumers/cmi/p/primolut-n.pdf.

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Can amoxicilin antibiotics have an effect on the menstrual cycle when taken alongside contraceptive pills? (Late period but not pregnant)

Can amoxicilin antibiotics have an effect on the menstrual cycle when taken alongside contraceptive pills? (Late period but not pregnant)

Not the antibiotic: Antibiotics do not affect your period. The amoxicillin did not make your period late. It is not entirely clear whether they affect birth control pill effectiveness, although it is common to recommend using a backup method in that situation. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Does discharge change immediately (1-2 days) after conception, or does it take longer?

Does discharge change immediately (1-2 days) after conception, or does it take longer?

Remember?: Remember health class where you learned that there is no connection between a new fetus and the mother's body? That until the fetus is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with the mother that no symptoms can be classified as pregnancy related? Fourteen days after conception is when the mothers body becomes aware it is pregnant! ...Read more

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How long does antibiotics affect your birth control?

How long does antibiotics affect your birth control?

They don't...: Most common antibiotics don't affect birth control much at all. This has been blown way out of proportion to reality on the internet. Unless you are taking Rifampin or some other exotic antibiotic, I wouldn't worry about it. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does antibiotics for yeastinfection affect bc pills? I've missed pills & had u.P sex to. Will i bleed during placebo if pregnant & when will it show?

Does antibiotics for yeastinfection affect bc pills? I've missed pills & had u.P sex to. Will i bleed during placebo if pregnant & when will it show?

Yes: Taking antibiotics can decrease the efficacy of oral contraceptive pills, but probably not the pills you were taking for candida. Notwithstanding, missing pills is much more likely to cause a contraceptive failure than the antibiotics. Pregnancy could cause you to bleed early, but check a home pregnancy test about 4 weeks from the start of your last period. ...Read more

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After discontinuing birth control, how long does it take until your body can become pregnant?

After discontinuing birth control, how long does it take until your body can become pregnant?

Pregnant : It usually depends on the person, the type of birth control and time they've been on it. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If you don't want to get pregnant though, condom use should begin immediately after stopping birth control pills, just in case. ...Read more

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