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delayed menstruation due to stress or pregnancy?

By September 10, 2010 - 2:11am
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i have a regular menstrual period. I had my menstruation last june 3, july 4, aug 6.

during the last week of august, i engaged in diet and exercise, and also swimming training. I also had exams everyday until the first week of september.

Then I had unprotected sex last sept 3. I took a morning-after pill the next day. I took another set of morning after pill today just to make sure. Im suppose to have my period by first week of sept. Its already sept 9 and i'm about 3days late.

am i worrying too early? is this pregnancy already or just stress-induced? when is it advisable to take a pregnancy test? how many days after the intercourse or after the delayed mestruation for the PT?

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Hello Butterfly

Emergency contraception can throw your cycle off for a couple of months. We get this question regularly. If you still have the packet insert it explains the possible changes in your cycle, or if you know the name of it you can search it online and read the FAQ. Here is a link to a previous answer: https://www.empowher.com/community/ask/plan-b-and-birth-control.

Usually you can take a home pregnancy test a week after your missed period, but I am guessing this is related to the emergency contraception.

I hope this helps you. Good luck.

September 10, 2010 - 5:55pm
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