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Late period

By October 1, 2012 - 6:16pm
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My period has always been irregular. I have been on birth control in the past but currently am not taking any pills. I do have an appointment in mid-October to talk to my ob/gyn about possibly going back on BC.

My boyfriend and I have been sexually active and he always uses a condom, which he checks afterwards to make sure it hasn't broken. So far, so good! The only not good part is that I'm 11 days late with my period. I was also sick at the end of August with an upper respiratory infection, so I was on antibiotics. I was sick in mid-September again with a sinus/ear infection and again took a round of antibiotics.

Long story short, could the illnesses/meds and my history of being late be the cause of this cycle being off? I haven't taken a pregnancy test yet because I keep hoping that my period will just start.

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Hi Rory0425,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Changes to your cycle can be due to your illness instead of the antibiotics.  But you need to take a home pregnancy test or see your doctor.  

Here are some resources for you

Sexual Health 101



October 2, 2012 - 3:49am
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