Hi, my friend's period is 3 weeks late, she is sexually active, but not actual sex since her last period. We are unable to get a test right now, but can you tell us possible signs of pregnancy such as morning sickness etc. Also, if we discover that she is NOT pregnant what could have delayed her period this long? She is stressed but can stress mess up her cycle that much?? Lastly, if she has to abort, when is the "deadline" for doing so?? Thanks so much.
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The thing is, a positive pregnancy test is the ONLY sure sign she's going to get, especially if she's in the first few weeks of her pregnancy. Lots of women don't get any other "symptoms." Lots of women are unaware that they're even pregnant until they realize they've missed a few periods. So waiting around for "signs" to show up is just a bad course of action. She's three weeks late, she can get an answer from a pregnancy test now.
Her period could be late for a number of factors, pregnancy being the first and foremost. Other reasons could be stress, change in diet, change in exercise, or her period just hasn't regulated itself yet. This is especially true of women who haven't been menstruating for more than five to ten YEARS.
Abortions are generally performed no-questions-asked before the 12th week of pregnancy -- that is, by the end of the third month, and the end of the third trimester. So if she's intending to abort, she needs to take a test TODAY and start looking into abortion options TOMORROW. Time is of the essence here.
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