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Clarinet Player
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I'm about 3 days late, and have been fooling around with a male friend of mine, but no sex, just dry. At what point should I either take a pregnency test or go to my doctor? Like I said, there wasn't any penetration, and the likihood of fluids passing through seems unlikely as we were both covered up with our respective undergarments. I haven't been under huge amounts of stress and have been eating healthy, so I doubt that has anything to do with this MIA. Just some input would be appreciated.
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LilBlueSmurf
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Remember that it takes your period about 4-5 years to regulate ... and even after that, your cycles (and the length of your cycles) can change.

According to our pregnancy risk flow chart you have no to little chance of pregnancy.

So, in short, i really wouldn't worry too much ... If you are still concerned, you can try taking a pregnancy test, and if it comes up negative and your period still doesn't come, try again 10-14 days later.

Since you are sexually active, remember to make annual appointments w/ your GP or OB/GYN. You may even want to bring this up at your next appointment


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Hi Clarinet,

While there are, like you mentioned, plenty of reasons besides pregnancy why a period can be late (it can take up to 5 years until they are get regular, stress and diet can influence your cycle, too), I think taking a pregnancy test when a period is late and when there has been an ever so slight risk of pregnancy can never harm, in my experience.
Dry sex does have a pregnancy risk, albeit a low one, if vaginal fluids and ejaculate soak through clothing.

Pregnancy tests give reliable the first day your period is late, so a test now would give you a reliable result and clear your mind.
If it comes up negative and your period is still on no-show-mode in a week, take another test to confirm the negative result.

But take one now, it sure helps to know for sure.

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[This message has been edited by Alaska (edited 06-25-2002).]


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alaska
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eeep. mind melt.

sorry, smurf!


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