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Is my period late due to stress or am I pregnant?

By Anonymous March 24, 2015 - 3:21pm
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Hello I have a question on what I should do. I had sex with my boyfriend for the first time last month on the 15th my period came 3 or 4 days later. We used protection (condom) and he did not cm at all. I was due on the 19th of this month and I have been overly stressed since the beginning of march my period is now 5 days late I am worried.Am I pregnant?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern about possibly being pregnant.

Because you got your period after having intercourse, you are not pregnant.

Stress can definitely cause your period to start later than normal. During periods of stress, higher levels of cortisol are secreted and directly affect the menstrual cycle.

Do try to relax. Unless you have had unprotected sex since your last period in February, pregnancy is not the reason your period is late.


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