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Got period after protected intercourse. Missed for next month. Any chances of pregnancy?

Mar 2016
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Hi doc, i am 23 years old. i had sex with my boyfreind on 1st feb 2013. i got my peirods on 4th feb. but for this month i was supposed to get periods on 4th march but havent got my periods yet. why? am i pregnant? we had safe sex and didnt have sex after that. i am freaking out.
Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later

Thanks for writing to us. I am trying to solve your problem.

First of all, you were involved in sexual intercourse in safe period as 5 days before & after period are always safe or non-fertile zone in case of 28-30 days regular cycle. So, there is no chance of pregnancy literally.

Now, you have late period for 4 days from expected due date (4th March). 1-7 days period date alteration is normal thing according to our consideration and it occurs mostly due to stress & hormonal imbalance.

If you do not get your period even after 7 days, then you need to undergo one home pregnancy test with urine initially and one blood test for beta HCG to confirm pregnancy.

In exclusion of pregnancy, reasons for late period are stress/ anxiety/ mental upset, hormonal imbalance including thyroid disturbance, irregular eating habit, overweight or extreme weight loss, taking any psychiatric medication, ovarian cyst etc.

In such cases, you have to consult with a gynecologist for proper guidance through relevant investigations (like ultrasound scan of pelvis, hormone assay, blood sugar, thyroid profile etc) after a physical examination. Take suggestive measures & medication accordingly.

The following measures are helpful to get period in time:

1) Take healthy diet with more vegetables (carotene based) & iron supplements.
2) Drink plenty of fluids/water & eat more fresh fruits. Avoid spicy/ junk/ salty foods.
3) Control body weight by regular physical exercise. Keep bowel habit regular.
4) Avoid stress by doing yoga/ XXXXXXX breathing regularly (20-30 times).
5) Maintain personal hygiene & need sound sleep with complete relaxation.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Wish your good health & take care yourself. Practice safe sex in future to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

Dr Soumen.
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Follow-up: Got period after protected intercourse. Missed for next month. Any chances of pregnancy? 22 hours later
Can you please consider these points and explain me in detail
My periods were regular and I used to get my cycle every month on 4th or sometime 5th.
2.I had sex for the first time on 1st feb 2013 till my Hymen got broke my boyfriend was not with condom and after it broke we had protected sex. 3.4th feb 2013 I got my periods and after that we didn't have sex. 4.this month I was suppose to get my mensus on 4th but I haven't got still I have heard from people first time sex will delay periods can u explain more on this.
5.i have been doing home pregnancy test everyday after the miss of my periods and result is negative,for how long should I wait to get blood test done and by how many days can periods gets delayed.
6. Am I safe is there any chance of pregnancy
I am freaking out totally.
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later

Thanks for follow up query. I am happy to help you.

First of all, you did sex (with or without condom) in safe period or non-fertile zone, just 3 days prior to commence of your period. Here, chance of being pregnant is almost nil.

Second thing, rupture of hymen is quite common phenomena in first time sexual intercourse. Here, mild bleeding or pain may occur but it does not mean any occurrence of pregnancy. Pregnancy or fertilization can only be occurred in proper timing of ovulation (occurs 14 days prior to next period) and unprotected sex with ejaculation. In your case, it is most unlikely.

Third, as you got your period on 4th Feb and after that, you were not involved in any sex, probability of being pregnant is almost nil.

Fourth, there are several reason of delayed period but most common causes are hormonal imbalance and stress/ mental upset. Therefore, you have to wait at least 7 days from due date (i.e. up to 11th March) before proceeding to any investigation to rule out underlying causative factors for delayed period (that I have mentioned in previous reply).

Fifth, as you got several negative tests after missed period, there is no chance of being pregnant. Though, one confirmatory test is to be done after 7 days by one blood test for beta HCG to stay in safe place. It also helps to clear doubt about pregnancy and you can free from mental stress.

Sixth, according to my view, you are totally safe and out of pregnancy. But documentation proof (blood test for beta HCG) is needed to confirm the same.

Hope, I have clarified everything that you have asked. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.

If you need to ask any future query, you can directly consult with me by visiting my profile on WWW.WWWW.WW and press the button "ask me a question".

Be well and stay healthy. Just follow my suggestive measures (described in previous reply) to get period early. Also you must avoid stress/ mental upset that can cause delayed period.

Dr Soumen
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Follow-up: Got period after protected intercourse. Missed for next month. Any chances of pregnancy? 7 hours later
Thanks for the reply I will follow what you have mentioned.I feel I have got my periods when I check it will be a white discharge what could be the reason for this. Even after the blood test if the result is negative and I don't get my periods what should I mom was enquiring why haven't I got my periods yet as I used to update her every month I'm getting really should I face my mom in this matter confidently.should I take any medicine to get my cycles.please suggest I'm freaking out.
Answered by Dr. S Patra 38 minutes later

Thanks for follow up query.

Mild white discharge may be seen prior to commence of period. It indicates you will get your period soon. Though it can be found in early week of pregnancy.

You have to wait another 2-3 days for normal occurrence of period before going to blood test for beta-HCG. In case of negative blood test with delayed period, you may need to undergo some investigations like one ultrasound scan for pelvis & some hormonal tests to rule out causative factors if any.

In such case, you have to tell your mom to contact with your gynecologist for proceeding the investigations & take suggestive measures accordingly. You may need to tell true story and it depends on the situation. But, you don't need to worry about pregnancy.

Hormonal medication can only be given after complete investigation. Otherwise, your regular cycle may hamper and you may get breakthrough bleeding or irregular spotting. Therefore, at first, you try to get period naturally by following above said measures. In the mean time, if you do not get your period, progesterone pill can be given then.

Now you can close the discussion and rate the answer. You can contact with me for future query by visiting my profile on above mentioned address.

Hope for positive things and keep good faith in yourself. Also be stress free.

Dr Soumen

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