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I have been having irregular periods for two consecutive cycles,

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I have been having irregular periods for two consecutive cycles, and recently had unprotected sex. Two days after having unprotected sex i got my period however it was not my due time to get it? Is there any risk of getting pregnant?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 3 years ago.

Dr Owen :

Hello

Dr Owen :

I'm confused - you say you have irregular periods, but then your period arrived - so how do you know you were not due for your period?

Customer:

I usually have regular periods on time but the last month i got it a week late and this month it is early

Dr Owen :

okay - I see

Dr Owen :

Well more than likely since you are still fairly young - your period was just late, then early - and that is fairly common

Customer:

Are there any risks of pregnancy?

Dr Owen :

To make sure you are not pregnant, then do a pregnancy test - that is exactly what we do as an ob/gyn - as that is the ONLY way to know if you are pregnant or not - and USE a good pregnancy test such as one from Clear Blue, First Response or EPT.

Dr Owen :

UNLIKELY you are pregnant since YOU did get period = and to prove this - do a pregnancy test is you are concerned.

Dr Owen :

so I do NOT think you are pregnant.

Dr Owen :

I hope that helps to reassure ou

Dr Owen :

you

Dr Owen :

ONE other thing - you should check your thyroid with a TSH thyroid blood test

Dr Owen :

SOmetimes your thyroid can cause irregular periods - so checking your thyroid would be wise to do

Customer:

for what exactly?

Customer:

okay

Customer:

Thank you

Dr Owen :

thyroid problems are common in young women and easily treated with simple medication such as synthroid

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Dr Owen :

that would be appreciated for helping you today

Dr Owen :

Thank you

Dr Owen :

Have a great evening

Customer:

Great

Customer:

thanks for the advice :)

Dr Owen :

you are welcome

Dr Owen :

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Dr Owen :

Can you see the Excellent button?

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It should be near where you were typing

Dr Owen :

thank you

Customer:

yes i will

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Should i take the pregnancy test as soon as possible or wait?

Expert:  Dr Owen replied 3 years ago.
wait until it has been at least 10 days since you last had sex - and if has been at least 10 days - then do a pregnancy test now.
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