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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My periods have been delayed by 5 days. Could it be due to stress?
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor: User :   My last periods was 9th Feb it has been delayed
Doctor :  
Stress could be one of the commonest reason for delayed periods
User :   Could it be due to stress or do i have polycystic ovarian disease
Doctor :  
However if you are sexually active , you have to rule out pregnancy
Doctor :  
with the help of Urine preg test
User :   I have not had normal sex. I have had protected anal sex.
Doctor :  
Now let me ask you few details
User :   so will pregnancy still be an issue?
Doctor :  
Anal sex shall not result in pregnancy
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   I am 23
User :   I have just had anal and manual sex
Doctor :  
Were your periods regular before this month?
User :   Yes. I had my periods on 29th Dec. I had an unprotcted anal sex on 5th n therefore i took an ipill on 5th jan
User :   I got my periods again on 10th jan
User :   n thn i got it on 10th feb
Doctor :  
Were you on any medicines?
User :   I am taking homeptahy for acne
Doctor :  
User :   Could it d delay b due to Ipill
User :   ?
Doctor :   I pill can cause delayed periods
Doctor :  
or irregular periods?
User :   Last month i got it on time
User :   this month its delayed by 5 days
User :   so could that b dcause?
Doctor :  
Doctor :   for two months after I pill the periods are generally irregular
User :   how long is it gonna cause delay?
Doctor :  
Two months
Doctor :  
it is going to be irregular
User :   anal and manual sex ll not lead to pregnancy at any point ryt?
Doctor :   No

User :   So do i patiently wait or is there anything i can do about it?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
and watch is the best thing
Doctor :  
Do not give thoughts about it
User :   But m a lil worried cos last month i got it on time
Doctor :  
Worry can itself result in delayed periods
User :   Is it possible to get pregnant if a lil bit of semen is stuck on d finger tips n u put it inside d vagina?
Doctor :  
so no panic
Doctor :  
Rare possibility
User :   so how long wld it b postponed on an average
User :   ?
Doctor :  
A week or two
User :   so chances of polycystic disease is also rukded out?
User :   cos i have acne frm 3 years n i hv tried all treatments for skin
Doctor :   I cannot rule out polycystic disease though
User :   so i need to get an ultrasound scan done?
Doctor :  
Yes, Ultrasound and some serum hormonal tests
Doctor :  
usually people with PCOD have facial hair and overweight
User :   I have none of the symptons except severe acne
User :   I have tried peels, antibiotics
User :   homeopathy has also not helped.
Doctor :  
It is a need to see a proper dermatologist and take a minimum treatment of 6 months
Doctor :  
for the present acne and the future acne prevention
User :   Ok..Thanks
User :   I will just wait for another one week for my periods n then visit a doctor?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No
User :   Thanks
Doctor :  
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Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now
User :   Bye
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