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can there be pregnancy after 3 normal periods? 17 days late already

By Anonymous April 9, 2015 - 7:17am
 
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Hi,
I had sex with my gf on around 9-10 DEC. We never actually penetrated but we came close. She had her period on 23 DEC 21 Jan and 24 Feb but she didn't have any in march and still waiting. Now we are freaking out about what could it be. Could it be a pregnancy..? Plz help
Help will be appreciated.

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Anonymous

Hello. My period is 17 days late but I've not had sex since my last period. The last time me and my boyfriend did it was 3 months ago and I've had 2 period since. I'm currently having exams, so I may be stressed (but im not entirely sure); Could I be pregnant?

January 4, 2016 - 8:52am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

During periods of stress, the body produces more cortisol. High cortisol levels trigger the body to shut down non-essential functions. The menstrual cycle is one.

Regards,
Maryann

January 5, 2016 - 9:51am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

So does that mean my late period is probably due to stress?

January 6, 2016 - 1:57am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Most likely since you are under stress and have not had unprotected intercourse since your last period.

Maryann

January 6, 2016 - 10:17am
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Anonymous

Okay thankyou for the help.
I'll ask her to go see a doctor. Hope she is all right.

April 9, 2015 - 10:52pm
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Anonymous

No she has not been sexually active since December.
Is it normal to be 17 days late.?
She has been experiencing some back pain and leg pain lately.

April 9, 2015 - 9:03am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

No, it is not normal for a period to be 17 days late.

Regards,
Maryann

April 9, 2015 - 9:21am
Guide

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for your question.

Pregnancy would be the reason if she had unprotected intercourse since her last period in February. Otherwise, some hormonal imbalance occurred to cause her to miss her period for the month of March.

Regards,
Maryann

April 9, 2015 - 8:23am
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