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. My period is delayed by 4 days.

By Anonymous April 14, 2009 - 2:58am
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I am 24 year old. My period is delayed by 4 days.I am really worried,please tell me what should I do???

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I would just add, that if you are scared, I am assuming you are scared for a risk of an unwanted pregnancy?

If so, have you considered taking a home pregnancy test? They are about 99% effective in detecting the pregnancy hormone after a missed period. This is an inexpensive ($15) and quick way to find information for yourself, and we can help you whether your result is positive or negative.

If you are not scared about a pregnancy, what is your concern with being 4 days late?

Are you on any form of birth control, or are you using barrier contraceptive (ie, condom) when you have intercourse? If not, we can also help you decide on what birth control options may be of most interest to you.

April 14, 2009 - 11:52am

Hi, Anon, and welcome to Empowher!

First of all, four days is not that long for a period to be delayed. May I ask you a couple of questions so I can help you further?

When was the date of your last period?

Did you have unprotected sex, and if so, do you know on what dates?

I am assuming that if 4 days late is a big deal for you, that you are normally very regular. How long are your cycles, usually?

Have you started any new medicine this month, or been under an unusual amount of stress? Anything big in your life different this month?

Please write back and let me know more and we'll see what we can figure out.

April 14, 2009 - 6:41am
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