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Does treatment of STI impact your menstrual cycle?

By Anonymous May 9, 2017 - 8:47am
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Is it possible that treatment for STI such as Gonorrhea can impact your menstrual cycle in the subsequent months??

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About two weeks before my treatment I took the morning after pill. Do you think a combination of these things has impacted my menstrul cycle? After taking the morning after pill I got my period two weeks later. This month I had a light period the week before I was actually due my period.
I also have started a new contraceptive pill in the last few months too so I think my system is abit thrown off.

May 9, 2017 - 10:11am
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Hello Anonymous,

Yes. The changes in your menstrual cycle and period are a side effect of the morning after pill.

If your cycle does not return to normal, speak with your gynecologist.


May 10, 2017 - 5:21am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for coming to us with your question.

To my knowledge, treatment should not affect your menstrual cycle.

Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics, but some cases can be harder to treat. Any partners need to be treated, too, or you can pass the infection back and forth. Don't have sex until you and any partners finish treatment.


May 9, 2017 - 9:37am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

A month prior to treatment I took the morning after pill. Between that and starting a new contraceptive pill not long ago aswell as the treatment do you think my system could just be thrown off from the combination of hormones and medication??
I have had one period since starting this new pill. Is that normal?

May 9, 2017 - 10:16am
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