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Effect of antibiotics on periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi can i ask a quick question about menstrual cycles
User :   hello?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   can antibiotics affect your period?
Doctor :   can u tell me the antibiotics u were on?
User :   i was on a z-pack and ammoxicillian
User :   within 2-3 weeks of each other
Doctor :   no nothin to worry i would say
User :   my period has not been normal for the past two months and i thought maybe they had an effect since antibiotics lessen the pill
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any other symptom
User :   no, just an abnormal period. i take birth control for pcos and have normal periods with the pill. i have not missed a pill ever and take it at the same time daily. i cant figure out why my period has changed
Doctor :   it can happen in case of pelvic inflammatory disease

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