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27 Days Late

Published: February 15, 2019
Dear TeenHealthFX,
My period is 27 days late as of today, I’ve had nausea with no vomiting for 3 weeks now, tender nipples/breasts, back pain, I’ve been really sleepy, even after a good night’s sleep. I woke up yesterday with light pink discharge. I have had unprotected as well as protected sex within the last 4 weeks. I’ve taken two home pregnancy tests and they’ve both been negative. Is there a chance I’m pregnant? Please help.
Signed: 27 Days Late

Dear 27 Days Late,

TeenHealthFx understands the feeling of the unknown can be scary. Teen Health Fx cannot diagnose whether or not you are currently pregnant.

Some of the symptoms you have mentioned are signs of early pregnancy.

If your period is 27 days late, but your pregnancy tests keep coming back as negative, TeenHealthFx suggests you should see your doctor.

Missed or late periods happen for many reasons other than pregnancy. Common causes can range from hormonal imbalances to serious medical conditions. If you are pregnant there are options available for you.

If you and your partner are not actively trying to become pregnant it is import you look for two different methods for preventing pregnancy. These methods should be used, together, every time you have sex to prevent pregnancy. Planned Parenthood provides information on contraceptive methods and their accuracy, which can be found here. If you do not currently have a gynecologist or adolescent medicine doctor, you can call the Adolescent /Young Adult Center for Health at (973) 971-5199. Planned Parenthood also provides sexual health services. To find a health center close to you log onto www.plannedparenthood.org. On the welcome page you will see “Find a health center” in large bold letters, simply type in your zip code to locate the center closest to you. You may also call Planned Parenthood at 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) if you do not have access to the internet.

Additional Resources:

To Find a Planned Parenthood

Safer Sex Practices

Worried I might be pregnant

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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