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Help! can antibiotics inhibit ovulation?

Help! can antibiotics inhibit ovulation?

Should not: While some antibiotics may interfere with the absorption of hormones, they should not prevent ovulation. ...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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Last antibiotic on bcp day 1think i ovulated 2 days later. No sex rubbed vag on his penis w/ his undies on. Worried about precum..Couid i b preggo?

Last antibiotic on bcp day 1think i ovulated 2 days later. No sex rubbed vag on his penis w/ his undies on. Worried about precum..Couid i b preggo?

Not likely: By your description, pregnancy would not be likely. The risk is not zero, however, if seminal fluid comes in contact with you. If you absolutely do not wish to risk pregnancy, you have got to come up with a better form of birth control than keeping his "undies on.". ...Read more

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I'm on the pill but was taking an antibiotic. I had sex 3 days before ovulation but partner did not ejaculate. Chances of becoming pregnancy?

I'm on the pill but was taking an antibiotic. I had sex 3 days before ovulation but partner did not ejaculate. Chances of  becoming pregnancy?

Risk is very small: Since oral contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy primarily by preventing ovulation, you probably did not ovulate "3 days after sex". Most antibiotics will not affect pills efficacy or will very rarely interfere with their contraceptive functions as long as you take your pills regularly, without vomiting, diarrhea or other major change in your metabolism. Best ask for a LARC an IUD or an implant. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more