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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What is causing delay in periods?

I am a female of 25 years, height-5-4, weight 98 kg . My menstrual cycle is of 25 days. I had my normal periods started on 28 november which lasts for 4-5 as usual. But the story starts when I met my boy friend first time on 10 december 2013 and I had sex, although my boy use condom but the condom slips or torn due to which there is some leakage of his semen on me not exactly sure wether it goes inside me or not. After 1 hr of sex I had taken 1 tab of unwanted 72. In December I got my bleeding started on 25 th which lasts for 7-8 days, (from 25th December to 2nd january 2014) . Out of these 8 days beginning 2 days the bleeding is very less but remaining 5-6 days the bleeding is above normal. My first question is that this 8 days bleeding in December is my menstrual cycle bleeding or some after effects of tab unwanted 72. Now in January I did not get my periods till now ( i.e 27th January) which is due on 21 to 23 january. Before 10 days back I am not much worried as got my bledding in December and I think that was my periods bleeding so there is no chance of pregnancy. But now I am much confused and too much worried due too not having my periods till now, and I was thinking that I am a pregnant or not. Due to my family strictness I could not move too much outside my home. So please help me what should I do to come out of this situation and tell me what is the chance of my pregnancy.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014
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Although the chances of pregnancy are very low but you still get a urine test for pregnancy done to be sure and get peace of mind.
There can be various causes for delay in periods,besides pregnancy.
The causes include stress,obesity,being underweight,increased physical activity,some recent illness,use of antibiotics etc.
If pregnancy is absent,you can wait for another 2 weeks and in case periods still don't come,you can consult a gynecologist for prescription of progesterone medications for initiating withdrwal bleeding.
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