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I'm on the pill and taking garlic. My flow is light this month. Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait until I miss a period?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: Wait

BCP's if taken according to the directions are extraordinarily effective at what they claim to do (over 99 %).
Of course if you skip doses or don't follow the directions exactly they don't work as well. The best pregnancy tests will pick up a pregnancy five days after the fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus. As always tests can be wrong.

In brief: Wait

BCP's if taken according to the directions are extraordinarily effective at what they claim to do (over 99 %).
Of course if you skip doses or don't follow the directions exactly they don't work as well. The best pregnancy tests will pick up a pregnancy five days after the fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus. As always tests can be wrong.
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