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Why is My Period Delayd and What are My Chances of Pregnancy?

Published: July 13, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Lat menstrual period: 31.05.2017 (30 day cycle) Dry sex with 4 layers of clothes (cotton trousers, panty, underwear and trackpants) with definitely no slippage of clothes - 5.06.2017 and 11.06.2017 Due date for period was 1/7/2017 Period delayed by 11 days. Pregnancy test (home) : 4 times (morning sample, 1 week after due date) : all negative slightly bloated appearance of abdomen, gas Chance for pregnancy? Why is it delayed?
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Dear Why is My Period Delayed and What are My Chances of Pregnancy?,

In order for pregnancy to occur, sperm contained in ejaculatory fluids needs to come in contact with the vagina. You did not indicate direct penile-vaginal contact, and thus, TeenHealthFX cannot imagine how you could be pregnant from the interaction you described.

You stated that the pregnancy tests you conducted at home were negative. However, since you are still feeling uneasy, FX encourages you to schedule an appointment with your doctor, so he/she can conduct the test for a final, accurate result. You can also discuss the premenstrual syndrome symptoms you are currently experiencing (bloating of abdomen & gas) with him/her, so your needs are assessed properly.

TeenHealthFX reminds you that there are several reasons why a female may miss her period, including, yet not limited to:

1. Major weight loss/excessive exercise

2. Stress

3. Change in schedule

4. Change in medication

5. Miscalculation of period

6. Perimenopasue/ Menopause

7. Pregnancy 

TeenHealthFX does recommend that you educate yourself about How Pregnancy Happens. It would also be a good idea to check out our previous Resource of the Month: Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex so you can learn about sexual readiness, birth control, STDs, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, myths and facts about sex and more. The more educated you are and the more precautions you take when it comes to being sexually active, the less likely you will find yourself in a situation where you are dealing with an unwanted pregnancy or the transmission of an STD.

If you are having sex currently, or at whatever time you plan on becoming sexually active in the future, TeenHealthFX would like to encourage you to speak to your doctor about safe sex precautions. Doctors generally recommend that teens and young adults who choose to be sexually active use condoms each and every time they have sex to protect against unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs, as well as a back-up method of birth control such as the pill or birth control shot. Your doctor can make the best recommendations for you and discuss with you how to properly use birth control to maximize its effectiveness.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. A Planned Parenthood health center is a good option if you have concerns about cost or confidentiality issues. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.  

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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