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Do delayed periods indicate pregnancy?


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Dr. Muntaqa Butt

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Published At September 25, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My partner and I were having a romantic time, but he hopped on top of me. I had clothes on me. At the same time, I was in my period cycle's fertility stage. Is it possible to become pregnant? Since then, I have noticed that my periods have been three days late. So I took a pregnancy test, and it showed up negative. Additionally, I noticed a buildup of fat around my stomach and soreness in my breasts. Please assist.

Answered by Dr. Muntaqa Butt


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Getting pregnant is impossible if your partner did not ejaculate, had no sexual contact with you, or ejaculated on your clothes. There is no need to be concerned if your menstrual cycle is three days late because your pregnancy test is negative. If there is no underlying disease, a menstrual delay of about 20 to 30 days is normal. These symptoms, including breast soreness, increased tummy size, and weight gain, can occur if your period is delayed.

When I say 20 to 30 days, I mean the normal days of your cycle length plus 7 to 10 days. In other words, if it happens once or twice a year, a delay of up to one week (7 to 10 days) is normal. However, if it occurs regularly or frequently throughout the year, you should immediately consult your gynecologist for a thorough examination.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muntaqa Butt
Dr. Muntaqa Butt

General Practitioner

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