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RenaMArie
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Okay so my last period was November 6, till about November 9th i'd say. I had protected sex on November 12. November 16th i was in the hospital with a really bad pain on my left side, they pregnancy tested me and tested me for other things also, and everything came back normal. November 29, I had protected sex but we ran out of condoms and (stupidly) did it without. We went for a little while then he ejaculated and wiped it off and continued again not for long and he ejaculated some more and then we just stopped. So today is December 5, and my period is yet to come. My period normally comes before the date i had it the previous month if that makes any sense? So if I don't start tomorrow which is the 6th, does that make me late? And how long should i wait to take a pregnancy test?

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Heather
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Hey there, Rena. Before anything else, I need to remind you about this part of our user registration agreement for direct service like the boards:

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We reserve the right to no longer answer a given user's questions on a given topic if:
• that user has already been answered, in depth by one or more staff and volunteers, but continues to ask the same question,
• We know that user to be a fraud or a user is identified as a previously banned user
• and/or if a user has had more than THREE pregnancy scares and/or STI scares we have addressed but continues to take risks which present those scenarios after we have advised them at least three times as to how to make safer choices.

So, you're past that point now, which means that when it comes to a pregnancy concern based on the same choices we've been talking with you about -- choosing to engage in unprotected sex -- this will be the last time we have this similar conversation.

That doesn't mean you can't ask and we can't talk with you about other things, including helping you and/or your partner make different choices so that this doesn't keep being a recurring issue. But when it comes to scares from freely choosing to engage in sex unprotected, we need to hold you to the same limit we hold everyone to. I appreciate your understanding that and all our other guidelines.

I don't know enough about your cycles over the last few months, at a minimum, to know if not having your period by tomorrow would make you late or not. How many days long -- from day one of a period to day one of the next -- are your periods usually?

But when it comes to pregnancy testing, to get the most accurate results, you either want to wait until a period is late or missed -- at least several days past the last day you'd expect to have it by, or until it's been a minimum of two weeks since a risk.

(I hope that you're okay and feeling better after that ER visit! And as we've offered before, I'd be happy to talk with you about how to make different choices so pregnancy is less of a risk, including how to set limits with and for yourself and your partner, or how to seek out and obtain another method of contraception besides condoms.)

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