If you were my patient, I would advise you that there are only a few types of antibiotics that actually do reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills, and these are rarely prescribed. It is safer to recommend a backup method than to try to explain this to every patient. I do suggest that you continue using your back up method (although it is probably superfluous) and I don't think that the antibiotic will cause ovulation to occur, so you should be OK,
IF for any reason you miss your period, or have an unusual period you should check a pregnancy test, but if everything seems normal it probably is.
Dear Dr Brown,
After forgetting a backup method of birth control during one instance of sex with my boyfriend while I was on antibiotics, I made the decision to take the morning after pill (I took it in the recommended time frame). This was 8 days before my period was expected to start (I am extremely regular because of the oral contraceptives).
I purchased pregnancy tests so that I could monitor things. One day before my period was due to start, I did a First Response Test with first morning urine. It was negative. The morning I was due to start my period, I did a First Response Test with first morning urine and it was positive. I tested twice more later that same day, and both of those tests were negative. Late in the evening on the day when I was supposed to start my period, my period began (i.e. on the same day when I had tested positive once and negative twice). The next morning, I took a First Response Test with first morning urine and the result again was negative. I tested again later in the morning, and it was again negative.
In sum, I used my birth control pills correctly each day of the month, including the 10 days that I was on Sulfamethoxazole-TMP antibiotics. The one instance of sex while I was on antibiotics where a backup method wasn't used was followed by taking the generic Plan B pill. Now, I have my period, along with 5 negative and 1 positive pregnancy tests. Do you think that this indicates that I am pregnant, or can I safely assume that I am indeed not pregnant?
My implant expired in January and I think I am goin thru a miscarriage as I type this.. First a couple week ago I was throwing a lot and then all pregnancy symptoms stop and pregnancy test was negative now every sense I woke the left side of my lower stomache has been hurting and I'm bleeding so bad it's running down my legs idk wat to do
I got my period on June 7 my cycle is regular 29 days
My husband and I did unprotected sex on June 21 and he ejaculated inside me . Usually he pulls up but this time it was intimacy moment and we couldn't
So I run straight away to the toilet to urinate and wash
The question do you think I got pregnant
I think I was on my ovulation week? But I feel my pms symptoms bloated and boobs tenderness
No vomiting or nausea !
Please I need an advice
Didn't get my period yet shall I get clear blue to check?
Thanks for your responds
I stop taking birth control in Dec '13. And the end of April first week in May I start feeling pregnancy systems, i having a two day period when I a normally have a five day period. I take five pregnancy test but all come back negative still have system now I feeling movement in my low part of my stomach I toke a vaginal ultra scan and they fine nothing but I am still having the movement In the lower part of my stomach