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I'm a virgin, so I just want to make it clear that I'm not asking about a pregnancy risk [Smile]

I've been on Yaz for about 11 months now, and haven't been in for a check up with my OB/GYN since, which I find odd, because I have PCOS. I'm 16, so my mother takes care of my doctor appointments and stuff, and she knows I'm having this problem and tried to schedule an appt in October, but my gyn was booked until January. Every month, I don't start my period until I'm actually into the next pack... I take my pill in the morning, and have never missed one. I start my packs on a Saturday, so my withdrawal should be from Tuesday-Friday. However, I usually don't start until Friday, or maybe Friday and continue with a normal flow until maybe the next Thursday.

If I understand correctly, the uterine lining starts to shed after progestin levels drop... And since Yaz is a combination pill, I shouldn't be bleeding into the next pack at all. This is really bothering me, and I want to know if I'm at risk for anything before January and my next gyn appointment. I'm also on sertraline for anxiety, but don't consider myself overly stressed out, especially not lately. I'm also on amoxicillin for strep throat right now, and I know it decreases the pregnancy prevention, but does it change anything about the withdrawal bleed? Thanks

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The antibiotics could have made your withdrawal bleed go off this month.

Even though you get your bleed at an unusual time, that's no indication that your pill isn't working properly or of any particular health problem.

I'd suggest setting up another appointment with your gynecologist for 6 months after your next one *while you are there in the office.* That way, you can have another check in planned.

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