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Could I be Pregnant?

By March 1, 2011 - 11:34pm
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I am on Tri-cylclen lo to try and regulate my periods and I have been on for almost a year. I get my period every thursday of my placebo pills every month. But this month my bf and I had unprotected sex at about 2 am that night, I did take my pill the day of the sex (the morning before) but forgot the morning after. I went to the clinic when I woke up later that day to find I had a bladder infection and I have been put on antibiotics. My period is suppose to start 6 days after we had sex (the thursday) but 2 days after I noticed i had a pinky discharge and the next day it looked more like a chocolate milk kind of colour (sorry for the detail) my period isnt due for another 2 days but I NEVER have discharge before my period and my moods have been up and down like a crazy person!!. so heres my question! because sperm can live in the body for roughly up to 5 days could I be pregnant because I forgot to take my pill the next day and because I am now on antibiotics?

-Nervous Wreck

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Hi Nervous Wreck,

Try to relax. Yes, antibiotics do interfere with the effectiveness of a birth control pill but if you took it before, you should be okay. Since you forgot to take the pill the day after having sex, there is a slight chance of pregnancy just because the pills were not taken exactly as directed. Remember that even when they're taken 100% accurately there is still a .09% chance of pregnancy. Abnormal discharges can sometimes be associated with an infection-- the one brownish in color can even be old pooled blood and that's normal. Wait two more days and see if you get your period, if not-- take a pregnancy test to ease your mind.

Best wishes and continue to take your antibiotics for that infection.

March 2, 2011 - 6:58am
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