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Delayed periods due to stress and worry - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   can worrying about being pregnant actually cause your period to be late?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   Yes
User :   hi
Doctor :   Anxiety and stres wil result in irregular periods
User :   i was with my bf last thursday, his penis never went in, and possibly only touched my vagina once ot twice, and he used his fingers, Im not sure if there was nay pre-cum on them or not
User :   I have been paranoid about getting pregnant because my family is crazy about stuff like that
User :   my period was supposed to come yesterday or today and still has not come,
Doctor :   Unless there is an complete penetration
Doctor :   There are very less chaces for pregnancy
User :   I have take e.p.t. test yesterday afternoon and this afternoon and both were negative
Doctor :   Let me explain
Doctor :   Pregancy test will turn positive only after a week
User :   what is the percent chance of pregnancy if there is only penetration with fingers possible with pre-cum on, when im probably not ovulating?
Doctor :   It takes time for antibodies to appear
Doctor :   Very less
Doctor :   just 5%
User :   that is a huge relief!
User :   so its probably just stress thats causing me to be late
User :   ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   thats the cause
User :   so if I did conceive I would be able to get a positive by about 7 days?
User :   after we were together?
User :   is the e.p.t. brand test pretty accurate?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   But in your case there are very minimal chances
User :   my bf's fingers did go in a little, would that matter? I dont know if there was pre-cum on them or not? if there was would that increase the chances?
Doctor :   No there are no chances
User :   thank you so much!
Doctor :   Your are welcome
User :   I was so paranoid because I had another doc tell me that the penis only needds to touch the outside of the vagina to cause pregnancy is there is pre-cum
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Just to make you poractise safe sex these are told
User :   so its not actually true?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   Have a great day ahead
User :   so how far in does it have to go to get pregnant?
User :   sorry, i dont actually know that much about it
Doctor :   Complete insertion and ejaculation within the vagina will lead to pregnancy
User :   ok, that eases my mind considerably!
User :   I just have one more question
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   what is the percent chance of becoming pregnant if you are not ovulating?
Doctor :   less than 5%
User :   oh wow, that is pretty low.
User :   well I guess that is it for the day, you have made me feel much better.
Doctor :   Your are welcome
User :   oh, i guess i could ask, if I am able to calm down and de-stress, how soon can i expect my period back? or do i miss this month?
Doctor :   Probably within a week
User :   ok, thanks so much, this time ill actually go!
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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