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A 26-year-old male asked:

My girlfriend's period is between 8 to 12 days late. we had protected sex once but not during ovulation. she has no other signs of pregnancy. previous period was 5 days late. there was no sperm near her. should we be worried about pregnancy?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Late period ?'s : Delayed menstruation can be caused by delay in ovulation , caused by stress (work, school, emotional) or other female conditions. To be sure about potential pregnancy, obtain a serum HCG test. If negative, suggest a visit to her gyn physician and ask about low dose oral bcp's, which will if taken punctually, create regular cycles.

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Last updated Dec 27, 2019

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