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What does it mean when your period is very light. If you take antibiotics such as amoxicillin while taking birth control can it change your period?

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replied May 31st, 2011
Birth Control Answer A23618
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Yes, stress of infection, use of antibiotics can change your periods. Use of antibiotics can also affect the efficacy of your birth control putting you at risk for pregnancy if you have intercourse while being on these medications (if you do not use additional protection). The chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. If you suspect to be pregnant (or if you do not get your periods), you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for a thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
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