My Period is Late. I am Not Sure What to Do.

Published: February 20, 2021
Dear TeenHealthFX,
My period came on January 11 and I should have gotten in February 11 but I’m late and known to have an irregular period cycle. I have my boyfriend a hand job and there was no penetration he didn’t finish because he told me to stop, I then stopped but I think he either had pre cum or something on the end of his penis not sure what it was. Then five mins later he fingered me, after that I asked him if he touched anything before hand to make sure he didn’t have any stuff on his hands and he was 10000% sure he didn’t. But now we’re both panicking cause my periods late but I’m also irregular and it’s almost been a week since we did it but before that I was already late and I’m not sure what to do
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Dear My Period is Late. I am Not Sure What to Do. ,

TeenHealthFX cannot diagnose over the internet, however, given the scenario you described, there is a very small chance you can be pregnant. Since you mention having irregular periods, it is possible that it could just be late due to stress, illness, or some other factor. We recommend keeping track of your period and ensuring that you do get within the next week or two.  If you do miss your period or are still concerned, we strongly recommend taking a pregnancy test to confirm and to follow up with a doctor.

Remember your menstrual (period) cycle starts on the first day of your period.  If you need more information on how to track your period, check out our Need to Know page. If you need help finding 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.

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