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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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
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.
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