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Not sure if it's pregnancy or other health problems?

By March 28, 2012 - 9:43am
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Last week I had both a UTI and yeast infection. So I was on two forms of medication. If not on birth control I should have ovulated last week but had been taking them right and hadn't missed any. I had sex over the weekend with my boyfriend but he did pull out. Less than three days after we did I began to have slight cramping and light pink then brown discharge for the past few days. I'm a week out from having my next period. I know antibiotics can counter birth control so I'm wondering if this is my body adjusting back to birth control? I think it would have been much too soon for implantation bleeding and it was the first time that we were sexual since my last period.

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I was only on antibiotics for four days and the problem is my doctor asked if I was sexually active but didn't tell me that antibiotics could mess up birth control! I haven't taken antibiotics in years so I had no idea until I read stuff online. I stopped antibiotics Sunday so the pills should have taken effect within the next few days, the spotting started on Monday.

March 28, 2012 - 11:52am
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Hi gurlygurl777

It could have been that your bleeding is withdrawal bleeding, meaning the antibiotics stopped the Pill from working. Using the withdrawal method wasn't really a smart thing to do, since you may have ovulated. How long were you on the antibiotics? You should probably need to use a backup method of birth control for at least the next week.

If you are worried about pregnancy, then take a test two weeks after you had unprotected sex.



March 28, 2012 - 11:09am
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