…I’m on the pill and I take it on time every day. Its only late by 2 days right now though…. I took a pee test yesterday and it was negative but I’m still worried. There are also a lot of stressors in my life right now. Could that affect it?
If you are on the birth control pill and you are taking it correctly, meaning you are taking it every day at the same time, you are 92-99% protected from pregnancy.
With that being said, someone’s period can actually fluctuate based on what’s going on in their life. This means that stress, sickness, change in physical activity, or even worrying about why you’re not getting your period can make a period act differently.
While sometimes menstruation happens on the traditional 28-day cycle, plenty do not. It’s possible that you may have had an annovulatory cycle (that you did not release an egg this month). A missed ovulation can translate to a missed or irregular period. While this can be healthy and normal, make an appointment if you find yourself worrying about your period.
If you take a pregnancy test 14 days after your most recent sexual activity, you can trust the result. After 14 days, the pregnancy test would be able to detect a pregnancy. Our Teen Clinic practitioners can offer tips and strategies for regulating the period, and they’ll make sure you’re healthy. Call us at 303-442-5160 to make an appointment.