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Is it possible to be pregnant while using birth control and antibiotics even if the at home test says NO?


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2004-05-10 10:10:55
2004-05-10 10:10:55

If you are taking antibiotics while on the pill they become less effective. So the chances of becoming pregnant are greater. But if you took a test and it was negative, you probably aren't. If you took it before you were late for your period, there is a chance that it wasn't accurate. You may not have been producing enough of the pregnancy hormone for the test to read. Wait until you are late, if you are, and take another test.

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Very few antibiotics affect birth control. If you want to get pregnant, stop using birth control.

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Some drugs or antibiotics can interfere with the way birth control pills work.

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Antibiotics can make birth control pills ineffective, but you cannot get pregnant JUST by taking them, you have to also have sex.

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Yes, since antibiotics inhibit the growth of bacteria, and sperm is not bacteria. Also, if a woman is taking antibiotics AND a birth control pill, it can cause the birth control to become ineffective, letting her get pregnant.


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