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I'm on birth control, but recently took antibiotics. can the antibiotics make my period come early? i have had spotting 3 days before my period

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Pregnant?: Preganacy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. These become positive at about the time youd start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week.
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Last updated Oct 26, 2012

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