could I be pregnant?

Sarah - posted on 03/18/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )




Ok I hate to ask the question... But I was on antibiotics for the past 2 weeks (I'm on the mini pill). Which was a week before my period was due. I got my period on time but it has been lighter then normal.... could it be I'm actually pregnant?


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Jodi - posted on 03/18/2015




It is possible, but not all antibiotics will reduce effectiveness, it depends on the antibiotic. Do a test to check.

Raye - posted on 03/18/2015




I agree with Sarah E. If you had unprotected sex then you could have gotten pregnant. The antibiotic can reduce the effectiveness of the pill, allowing you to conceive. But, since it messes with the hormones in the pill, it can also disrupt your period. So, you could be pregnant or it could just be the medicine changed your flow for the month. A home pregnancy test would be a first step to finding out. If it shows you are pregnant, then confirm it with your doctor and stop taking the pill.

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