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By June 5, 2011 - 12:31pm
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Can your period be late if you have switched birth control....I know I havn't done anything but I am now two days late and getting nervous. Can you please help. Thank you

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What I meant by fooling around was dry humping and i was wearing a tampon cause I was ending my time. It came to the point we were nude but no intercourse. =-)

June 5, 2011 - 10:02pm

Yes, your cycle can be "off" by a few days...even a few weeks...for many reasons, including changing medications, recent illness, stress, etc.

Why would you be "nervous"? You said you haven't done anything, which I assume you mean anything sexual in nature (therefore, not worried about pregnancy). There is nothing to be nervous about, as your cycle will ebb-and-flow throughout your life, and it does not necessarily indicate a medical condition. Women can even miss a period one cycle without anything being "wrong" (assuming there are no other symptoms, regular annual check-ups, etc).

June 5, 2011 - 5:55pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

Thank you! I did fool around but he did not mess anywhere near me.....I did just take a test to ease my mind. However I am just asking because I to tend to freak out about these things.....I had an abortion in may a year ago. Going back to the test. If it was may 13th I fooled around in your opinion....Would it be to early to detect anything in a home test.
Thank you again for your help!

June 5, 2011 - 6:22pm
(reply to lizzylu)

A home pregnancy test is 99% accurate at detecting any "pregnancy hormones" once you have missed your period (about 2 weeks after unprotected sex).

There is no "freaking out" about these things---it is just common sense and a health choice you make each time you fool around! You can take the drama and fear out of your decisions by knowing what safer sex is, and make choices to be safe..it's really simple and will keep you from worrying (and, you can enjoy yourself better with yoru partner, too, if you are not afraid of unintended pregnancy every time you are intimate).

"Fooling around" is too broad to know if there was even a chance of pregnancy, so please just know that if your male partner has a naked erect penis around you...it better be wearing a condom! :-)

June 5, 2011 - 8:34pm
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