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Contraception and anti biotic

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend two weeks ago and i've now been put on anti biotics for a water infection. The anti biotics are the same as i was on last time i had a water infection and they stopped my pill from working and i came on my period but this time i havent and i'm worried that i could be pregnant. Please give me some advice!
Sat, 15 Aug 2009
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I am not sure why the pills were stopped while you were on antibiotics.I recently had a bout of influenza and then a mild infection for which I was taking pills and then antibiotic was going on.However, there's nothing to worry.If you have used pills for even 2-3 months before this incidence, the chances of you conceiving is very small in the first 2 months of stopping the pills.In some cases, pregnancy has happened even after 12 months of leaving the pills.You may want to do a quick urine pregnancy test in case your periods are delayed by more than 7 days.
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