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littlemissheart
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Hi!
So I had unprotected sex with my fiancee about 4 days ago. It was around the time that I ovulate as well. He pulled out, but I know there is still a slim risk that I could be pregnant. Anyways, yesterday I got a terrible sore throat. Went to the doctors today and it could be strep or a viral infection. They gave me amoxicillin and tylenol with codeine. They think it may be more viral than bacterial though, so I will probably end up taking an anti-viral medication as well. I know that it's not confirmed I'm pregnant yet. But I was just curious if this could potentially affect a pregnancy if I did find out a couple weeks from now that I was in fact pregnant. Thank you for your help [Smile]

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Heather
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Healthcare providers usually do an excellent job of making sure they never give medications that would do a fetus harm to someone who is or could be pregnant. If and when they are going to prescribe anything that could create problems or issues, they will always ask if you are or could be pregnant first.

Regardless, to my knowledge, none of those medications is proper doses are anything that would likely harm a fetus were you to become pregnant (being pregnant already only four days after intercourse would be unusual: it usually takes a wee bit longer than that).

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Thank you! I didn't let my doctor know that there could be a potential risk. And I know I'm not actually "pregnant" yet, but there is a slight chance I could become pregnant. So I wasn't sure if this would effect my chances. Thanks for the help! [Smile]
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If the medications were any known to present issues for pregnant people or a fetus, your doctor would have asked if it were possible you could be pregnant. That's standard practice.

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The only thing he asked at the beginning of the appointment was if I was pregnant or breastfeeding, and I told him no. I checked all the labels though, and none of them have a pregnancy warning. I'm good to go. [Smile]
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