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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What is the chance of getting pregnant on the pill while taking antibiotics?

What is the chance of getting pregnant on the pill while taking antibiotics?

Varies: It depends on the pill, on which antibiotic, and on when (in the cycle) you took them. Simple: use a backup method until the next cycle. ...Read more

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Whay are the chances of getting pregnant while on birth control and missing a pill while taking antibiotics?

Whay are the chances of getting pregnant while on birth control and missing a pill while taking antibiotics?

1 pill not likely: Missing 1 pill is not likely to increase risk of pregnancy by much, there's more risk if the missed pill extends the hormone free days>7 d. Antibiotics also aren't likely to cause the pill to fail. However, some women may be at higher risk for failure from either missed pills or antibiotics than others. Try not to miss pills, and to be safer, use a back-up such as condoms during antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are my chances getting pregnant with taking antibiotic since I have an inflamed fallopian tube? I really don't want to do the ivf.

What are my chances getting pregnant with taking antibiotic since I have an inflamed fallopian tube? I really don't want to do the ivf.

Time to stop: You have been given many free and accurate answers to this question. It is rude to ignore such kind service and to keep asking the same question over and over. It is time to move on. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of getting pregnant using antibiotic cream whilst having unprotected sex?

Yes : Sperm are not bacteria. The cream may create an unsuitable habitat for the little guys but there are millions of them and some of the determined ones will evade your antibiotic barrier and go and do as they please. Discus more effective birth control methods with your doctor. In case you get pregnant using this method, consider naming your child neospormina :) hope you don't! ...Read more

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Currently on bc pills. Had unprotected sex last night. Now i think I have uti. Can i start on antibiotic now, chances of getting pregnant?

Currently on  bc pills. Had unprotected sex last night. Now i think I have uti. Can i start on antibiotic now, chances of getting pregnant?

Depends: According to the cdc typical failure rates of birth control pills is 9%. Depends partly on your compliance with taking the pill. You should see your doctor to have a urine test to determine if you have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I have been on an anabiotic for six days and I've missed two birth control pills. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

I have been on an anabiotic for six days and I've missed two birth control pills. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

High: Having missed two birth control pills you have to play it safe and assume that you may ovulate during this cycle. Continue taking your pills, don't stop when you experience breakthrough bleeding. The antibiotic does not really make a difference in the larger scheme of things. ...Read more

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Will taking antibiotic stop a woman from getting pregnant?

Will taking antibiotic stop a woman from getting pregnant?

No.: None of the antibiotics have much of an effect on fertility, although some are contraindicated in pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you're taking an antibiotic and also on the placebo week of your birth control pill will that affect you getting pregnant?

If you're taking an antibiotic and also on the placebo week of your birth control pill will that affect you getting pregnant?

Possibly: Antibiotics can interfere with the hormones in pills and result in accidental pregnancy, but placebo pills have no hormones in them. To be safe, though, since some antibiotics stay in the body for several days after you finish them, i would advise using a condom for backup the entire time you're taking antibiotics and for a week after, even if you start your antibiotics while on placebo pills.. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more