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Period delay due to sex (protected)?

By Anonymous February 7, 2017 - 4:00am
 
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Hi, me n my gf had sex ever month or after 2 months later when we get opportunity. She always delay her period for about 2-3 dyas. We do protected sex and we did last on Dec end or starting of jan n her last date of period was on 21 dec thn after tht she were expecting her period on 21 jan but it doesn't work for her, finally it happens on 30th jan (9-10 days delay) and she feel pain enough at night. Why it is happening? Does it happening due to sex? Or something Else. She is not pregnant, we do safe sex Everytime.. plz answer me

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community on behalf of your girlfriend.

It is good to hear that you practice safe, protected sex.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of hormones. Even the slightest upset can cause a change, such as her period starting irregularly. Intercourse has no effect.

She should consider scheduling an appointment for an exam with a gynecologist. The physician can determine, by obtaining a medical history, ordering any blood tests, and doing a physical exam if there are any reasons for the pain and irregular menstrual cycles.

Prescribing oral contraceptives might make her cycles regular, decrease pain associated with her periods, and provide protection from an unwanted pregnancy.

Regards,
Maryann

February 7, 2017 - 9:25am
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