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period is late

By Anonymous November 19, 2015 - 7:07am
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Hello. I really need your help. I am 2 weeks late for my period and i am so confused. Could i be pregnant? My bf and i did not have sex, there was no penetration, he did not come inside me at all and we were wearing undies the whole time. But he did ejaculate. Please help me. I'm really so scared esp bec my period is 2weeks late. Should i take a test or go to the doctor?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for seeking our help with your concern about a late period..

There are many other reasons, beside pregnancy, for a late period. If you have not had unprotected vaginal intercourse since your last period, there is no need to take a pregnancy test.

How old are you? How long have you been menstruating?
During the early years of menstruation, your menstrual cycle can be irregular as your body adjusts to the changes in hormone levels that regulate the menstrual cycle.

High levels of stress can cause a late or missed period. Extreme weight gain or weight loss, excessive exercising, illness, traveling and a hormonal imbalance can cause a period to be late.

Anonymous, try to relax. If you continue to be concerned, schedule an appointment with a gynecologist. It would be a good time for a baseline check-up and an opportunity to discuss birth control options.


November 19, 2015 - 9:44am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I'm 21 yrs old and i have had my period since i was 12. I have irregular dates, like sometimes i could be a week late but never this long. I'm just so scared that there might be a possibility for me to be pregnant. I'm not ready. And come to think of it, i didn't have actual intercourse. I read somewhere that there is a bit risk even if there is no penetration. What do you think should i do?

November 20, 2015 - 6:05am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

The easiest and most inexpensive option is to take a home pregnancy test. Why? Because seeing the negative result may put your mind at ease.

Purchase a name brand product. Check the expiration date. Read and follow the directions carefully. Test in the morning using the first urine of the day, which is concentrated and will give the most accurate result.

Or, as I mentioned in my previous reply, schedule an appointment with a gynecologist. This is a wise option, because you might be able to determine the cause of a history of irregular menstrual cycles.


November 20, 2015 - 10:11am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Do you think i might be pregnant though?

November 20, 2015 - 4:22pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

No, I do not think you might be pregnant.


November 23, 2015 - 10:30am
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