Could it be pregnancy?

Becky - posted on 06/19/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My friend just told me she hasnt gotten her period at all this month. She is on the birth control pill but was on antibiotics too and doesnt know if she could be preggo. She is about to take her next month's pill and still no period. Her doctor told her to take a test and if not preggo, then start next pill. 3 tests and all are negative. Could she be preggo? Any possibility all three tests are wrong? She is concerned about taking next months pill if there is a possibility she is preggo. I dont know if it would hurt the baby or what would happen so I told her I would get everyone's advice! Please help.

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Becky - posted on 06/20/2009

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Thanks to everyone. My friend went to the doctors and got a negative on the blood preg test. They said it could be stress or the loestrin pill she is on. Thanks again. She seemed to be relieved when I talked to her :)

Crystal - posted on 06/19/2009

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I would tell her to go to her doctor to get a medical pregnancy test done. I am actually pregnant with my second son and with both of them I've always had negative pregnancy tests from the store. It is possible she is still pregnant even with birth control pills. Good Luck to her!

Tiffanie - posted on 06/19/2009

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I was antibiotics this time last year and i was also on birth control. And the sntibiotics cancelled out my birth control. Even tho I took 3 tests at home they all came back negative.Then I went to the docs and it turned out i was.

Becky - posted on 06/19/2009

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Thank you everyone for the advice. I talked to my friend and she is still concerned. Still nothing. She is going to take another test in the morning. She said she doesnt have any other symptoms that she knows of. Her stomach has been messed up and has some aches in her back, but that's it. I know I should be able to help since I have been preggo before, but I didnt encounter this with my son. The test was positive before I ever missed my period- I just woke up one morning and knew I was preggo. Thanks for the advice!

Jackie - posted on 06/19/2009

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i thought when you were on the pill and antibiotics, the antibiotics, kind of cancel out the pill?? she might be pregnant and it's too early for the tests to pick up. she should probably wait a little longer and retake a test. maybe go to a dr to find out for sure.

Christina - posted on 06/19/2009

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well taking antibiotics whike on birth control can alter the pills. it lowers the affect they can can have to work. what kind of pills is she taking? my gyno told me that what ever pills you take you will get fewer and lighter periods. i take loesterin 24 fe and i';ve been taking them since i had my daughter last year. since then i really havent had one at all. but i would tell her to go to a gyno and ask them to do an ultrasound to see if she is.

Lauren - posted on 06/19/2009

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there is a possiblity, i took 5 two were from the doctor, and they were all negative, then after another month i wwent back and found out i was.

Kimberly - posted on 06/19/2009

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I had 5 negatives before i got a positive test with number 2. But I just knew for sure i was so i kept testing! be careful!!!

Christa - posted on 06/19/2009

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A negative pregnancy test doesn't mean you are 100% not pregnant, there are reasons for false negatives. Also my sister in law got pregnant on the pill while taking antibiotics, she later found out that certain antibiotics make the pill less effective. I would definitely go see the doctor, better safe then sorry!

Vicki - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Jaclyn:

Chances are she is not pregnate. I have gone through the same before. Even stress will make you late on your period. If she has taken 3 test and they were all negative (hopefully she is past the due date of her period before she took them) then she is okay. If she took them to early, then she might want to take one more at the end of the month. She can go to a dollar general and buy one for $1.00. Hope that helps.


 



LOL I have never heard of buying a pregnancy test at a dollar store!! That's great. haha.



 



I think she is pregnant. If you're on the pill, you are supposed to always have your period on those specific certain days. To not have a period shows the pills are not working that month!! However, conception likely occurred only a week or two ago, so a pregnancy test would show a negative result. She'll need to wait another month to know for sure. And if she feels uncertain about taking birth control 'just in case,' the likelihood of becomming pregnant increases. ;o)

Amber - posted on 06/19/2009

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Definately she should go to the dr. to find out what is going on. She could be prego or she could not be. I took several test that said I wasn't but I felt like I was and eventually one said I was. Does she have other signs my breasts were so sore.

Toni - posted on 06/19/2009

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if shes unsure i would make an appt to see the doctor to get an answer. No good worrying and wondering. im sure its totally occupying her mind right now above all else. The doctor could also answer any questuons about how the pill would affect baby if that ever did happen. if her doctor is unaailable, id go to the local health unit or womans centre..

Jaclyn - posted on 06/19/2009

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Chances are she is not pregnate. I have gone through the same before. Even stress will make you late on your period. If she has taken 3 test and they were all negative (hopefully she is past the due date of her period before she took them) then she is okay. If she took them to early, then she might want to take one more at the end of the month. She can go to a dollar general and buy one for $1.00. Hope that helps.

Lesley - posted on 06/19/2009

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Before I get preg with my son I was taking the pill also. When I get preg I didn't know and kept taking the pill for about a month. I stopped taking it as soon as I found out and it didn't hurt my son at all. I would think if 3 test were negative that she is not, but I would go to my doc to find out what was going on.

Angel - posted on 06/19/2009

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She could still be pregnant...my friend has 2 kids and every pregnancy test she took said she wasn't pregnant. Although, many things can cause a delay in her period (stress, sickness, etc.), she is not even a week overdue if she is just about to start her next months pills. I am on the pill and get my period on Wednesday and start my pill the next Sunday. If she is that concerned tell her to make an appointment asap with the geno and have them do a blood test and get checked out. Yes, taking birth control can hurt the baby, but if she does not take the pill and goes to the doctor just tell her to use protection for the next month.

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