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stress having to do with period being late

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Well me and my boyfriend had sex for the first time. A week later I got my period. Me and my boyfriend had sex again with a condom and my period is late. Could stress have something to do with my period being late or no


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replied July 10th, 2010
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Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the absence of periods or amenorrhea that you are having. Since you had protected intercourse, so chances of pregnancy are less. I would suggest you to get your serum HCG levels estimated since this is more specific than urine for pregnancy tests. The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy.

If pregnancy is ruled out, then other causes of delayed periods need to be looked into. It can happen because of hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, increased smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis. Smoking is a concerning cause in your case. So my suggestion would be to consult a gynecologist and get serum HCG levels done. Confirmation can be done by an ultrasound uterus. Not only it clears the status of pregnancy but also can help in diagnosing medical conditions causing delayed periods.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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