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No sexual intercourse after my period last month, but no period this month. Can I be pregnant? #370/8
Okay this is really weird. I had my period last month and did not have any sexual intercourse after that. The thing is, I did not get my period this month and I am worried. Could it be possible that I might be pregnant? If not, then what is going on with my period? I don't want to not be able to have kids. I want kids so it worries me why my period had not come since I had no sex after my last period.

You had your period last month, and did not have any sexual intercourse after that. You did not get your period this month and are worried. Could it be possible that you might be pregnant?


Well pregnancy is always possible, but if that last period occurred when it was expected and lasted the usual number of days and you bled the usual amount that you bleed, then it is very, very unlikely that you are pregnant.


Periods change lots from month to month.  Anxiety, stress, a big change in a woman's life (situational change of almost any kind) can really delay onset of your period.


You want to be able to have kids…so it worries you that you haven't had this period. One very late period is not an indication that you will have problems later on becoming pregnant.


Her reply 3-14: “Thank you, thank you and thank you!”


Good luck!


Key Words:  period, sexual intercourse, pregnant, worried, want children, periods change 

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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