Hi there! Note: i have extremely heavy periods. So im kinda in a pickle; I\'m on the pill and I was supposed to get my period on Friday, it\'s currently Monday, BUT Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday I bleed for a couple of hours lightly and then it would stop and then repeat the next day, but since Friday all I\'ve had was just very very very light light pink or brown like barely even there sort of thing. During the month I was on antibiotics for 3 days but I took a pregnancy test today and not pregnant.... What\'s up? If I dont get my period in the next week should I take another test or go to a doctor ASAP
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The lighter bleeding and altered periods could suggest chances of pregnancy. Antibiotic use along with hormonal birth control pills is known to reduce the efficacy of the hormonal birth control pills. The effects are known to persist for atleast 10 days after you take your last antibiotic dosage. If you had been sexually active without additional protection, chances of pregnancy are possible. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If you have got abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Stop the birth control use if you suspect chances of pregnancy or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
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