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By November 7, 2014 - 4:35pm
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In September my partner and I had unprotected sex 3 days before I was supposed to reach my high fertility. I use an app to help calculate when I ovulate and when to expect my period. I quit taking my birth control in the end of April and I have had regular menstruation ever since until October. In October I was 2 days late and I figured it was from stress. Now this month I am already 3 days late. I feel bloated, constantly hungry and increased fatigue. I haven't changed my eating or sleeping habits since April. About 6 or 7 years ago I was irregular. I guess I'm wondering if being pregnant is possible since I got my period in October. And if not what could be making my period late or possibly non-existent again.

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Hi DrivenCrazyStepMom and thanks for your question.

Since you've had irregular periods in the past it's very possible that you are having them again. If you had your period in October then you were not pregnant at that time. You may be having PMS symptoms indicating your period will be arriving soon.

You haven't mentioned your age - is it possible that you are entering perimenopause, the period of time before a woman enters menopause? It typically brings irregular periods and heightened PMS symptoms.

Hope that helps,


November 7, 2014 - 5:43pm
(reply to Pam Ellen)

Thank you for your response!
That's what I was afraid of. We recently are trying for OUR first child since he has two boys from his previous wife. So you can see how this is a bit of an inconvenience. :/ I am 20 and will be 21 in a few months. So, it's a little soon for me to be worrying about menopause. Is there a way to get back to being regular naturally without going back on birth control, I try to avoid doctors at all costs.

November 7, 2014 - 7:32pm
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