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What causes irregular periods after antibiotic usage for ovarian cysts?

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Dear Doctor,

Trust you recall me. I had queried for my wife earlier. She is having a cyst in her left ovary (size as per last report 31 x 28 mm), CA 125 is 218 (as per last report).

You had advised : a) Doxycycline for 14 days (twice a day), b) Metronidazole for 5 days (thrice a day), c) Pantoprazole for 14 days (once a day) and at the end of the antibiotic course you had suggested a repeat sonography, CA 125 test to decide on further treatment (surgery ?).

However, just to let you know as of today she is on the 11th day of antibiotics with another 3 days to go. She has been having irregular periods (like blood clots) for the last 8 -10 days accompanied with mild pain at times. Today she has not reported till now.

Whilst I shall revert to you once her tests are done after her antibiotics course is over - thought would update you on this too.

Posted Sun, 10 Aug 2014 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 33 minutes later
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Thank you for the update.

Continue the antibiotics till the course is complete.

And yes do get the tests after that.


Dr. Som MD
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