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Delayed period, chances of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my girlfriend is a week late for her period she has been stressed from school and had recently had strep we did have sex while she was stressed and sick i dont use a condom during the entire act but i use one at the end when i begin to feel like im getting close to orgasm i use trojan condoms with spermicide i am a worried boyfriend and need some help if anything just to calm myself down
Doctor :   HI
User :   hi
User :   i need some info can you help me
Doctor :   The chances of pregnancy are dependent on various factors and one of the most important factors are the use of the condoms and the day of her menstrual cycle.
Doctor :   If you had used the condoms, then the chances of pregnancy are significantly less.
User :   i did use a condom but i was worried about pre-ejaculate ive read alot of stuff on the internet but its all pretty confusing
Doctor :   The present cause for the delay in periods may be due to stress, infection or other hormonal disturbances.
Doctor :   Pre ejaculate can contain some amount of sperms.
User :   even if i urinated before
Doctor :   Though they can cause pregnancy (even if you had urinated before), however the chances are low.
User :   what about the type of condom i used it had spermicide on it would that kill any sperm brought about by the pre-ejaculate
Doctor :   The best way to go about the present situation would be to use the pregnancy test and to see for your self.
User :   but what are my chances ?
Doctor :   A negative report on the pregnancy test would mean that she would not be pregnant (as there are chances of pregnancy
User :   so what are the chances with spermicidal lubricant
Doctor :   The chance are about less than 25%, if she was in her fertile period, taking in consideration that the use of the condom and the spermicide effectively prevented the deposition of effective sperms in the genital tract.
Doctor :   Have you followed with that?
Doctor :   Do you have any further query?
User :   i think so
User :   are you a computer generated response
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User :   ok just asking because ive been jerked around before and yes i do have one last medical question
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User :   how much does strep affect a womans period if it happens within two weeks of her period?
Doctor :   The exact figure is not known.
User :   but can it?
Doctor :   However any infection and stress too can cause delay in the periods.
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Do you have any further query?
User :   may i ask to whom im speaking
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User :   what could make my girlfriends period late?
Doctor :   There are various factors that can cause delay in periods.
Doctor :   Pregnancy is one.
Doctor :   There are other factors which are as common as pregnancy too, particularly in young girls.
User :   what about a girl in her early 20's
Doctor :   They include stress, infection, hormonal changes, Use of contraceptive pills, anaemia, nutritional deficiencies.
Doctor :   Apart from these there are lesser common conditions local uterine problems such as fibroids, PCOD's.
Doctor :   These local factors usually cause irregular periods than an isolated disturbances of single periods.
User :   what about illness?
Doctor :   yes, the stress due to the illness, infection causing illness are also responsible for delay in the periods.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   i think so
User :   is strep a common cause
Doctor :   Since, she has history of infection and other stress, there are chances that these also may be equally significant in causing the delayed periods.
Doctor :   A chronic infection is much more common in causing delayed periods, however an acute infections as that in Streptococcal infection can also lead to these disturbances.
Doctor :   Since there are multiple factors and since you are bothered about pregnancy, I had suggested the use of pregnancy test.
Doctor :   It would be the best way to alleviate the fear and the anxiety.
User :   i understand that but she is reluctant
Doctor :   If she is stress too, then it would not help her.
Doctor :   It may continue to cause her irregular periods and other menstrual irregularities.
Doctor :   Do you follow with that?
User :   okay
User :   thank you doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any further query that i can assist you with?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes im here im thinking if i have another question
Doctor :   Yes, you let me know if there is any other query.
User :   is there any good ways to alleviate stress?
Doctor :   The best way to reduce the stress in the present condition is by getting the test done.
Doctor :   A negative report would boost the confidence of both of you.
User :   no i mean in general i mean im a pretty high stress person
Doctor :   In general the other methods are
Doctor :   during the acute stress events breath counting exercises are very useful.
Doctor :   But for long term stress reduction, you would need regular sleep, regular dietary habits, yoga, meditation and physical exercise.
Doctor :   If the symptoms are inducing symptoms that are not relieving by these factors alone, then next comes medications.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   anything you would suggest i am a glass blower so i do get alot of breathing exercisize but i dont feel i get enough physical exercise but i dont like sports
Doctor :   Breathing exercise refers to taking deep breathes slowly and counting your breathes.
Doctor :   Doing these increases the blood circulation to the brain and helps in relaxing it.
User :   should i breath with my gut or chest?
Doctor :   Chest offcourse.
Doctor :   You can follow this during the acute stressful events.
Doctor :   Include the rest slowly and gradually.
Doctor :   It is not necessary, you do all the rest at a single go.
Doctor :   Do you follow with that?
User :   what about when i just feel frazzled not really in what i would think is an acute situation would breathing exercersizes be suggested
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   You can use the same any time.
Doctor :   Do you have any further query?
User :   okay any suggestions for physical exersize?
Doctor :   You can start of with walking and slowly include the rest according to your convenience.
Doctor :   Do you have further query?
User :   no thank you doctor
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