U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Boston, MA
A 43-year-old female asked:

My period is a week late. i was sick with a cold 2 weeks ago and have been very stressed. i had sex with a condom. what should i do?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you are concerned then you can try a pregnancy test. Most are very accurate. However, there can be many reasons for being late and you admit to being stressed. Stress can certainly be a cause of being late as can bodily illnesses. Just because you are late does not mean you are pregnant. Condoms are not 100% effective but are needed for std protection (still not 100% for that either).

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 1, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.