| | Delayed Period after PROTECTED sex 5 days before the expected period date
I am a 23 year old female. I never paid too much attention to how long my each cycle is approximately but it is usually a month, and I normally get my periods around the 25th, 26th of each month.
My last period was on the 26th of August, so my this months period is 4 days late. I was engaged in a sexual intercourse on the 21st of September, 5 days before my expected period. I wasn't on a contraceptive pill but we used a condom. I am aware that condoms do not give 100% risk-free protection so I am stressed out thinking about the possibility of being pregnant.
Also this was the first sex I've had in the last couple of months, and it was a little rough- my cervix did hurt a little during the intercourse. Do you think those might be the reasons why my period might be delayed? I have been reading pregnancy symptoms from the internet, and unluckily all the early symptoms are pretty much the same with the things I usually get when my period is delayed: fatigue, swelling tummy and tender/swollen breasts, growing appetite, acne, no period (?!).. I get more and more stressed every day and i know it is one of the facts that delay a period in the first place but i just can't help it.
I already bought a one-step pregnancy text from DR, but I am waiting for the right time to make the test. It has been 8 days since the possible conception and 4 days since the expected date of my missing period. I don't want to wait too long- when is the soonest i can do this test and make sure I didn't get a false negative (if the results is negative of course)?