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Missed period or pregnant?

By Anonymous August 17, 2012 - 3:35pm
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I am currently 11 days late on my period. In July I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. I wouldn't call it sex though technically because he did not penetrate me or ejaculate inside me. He only went about a couple inches in me, and I stopped him after a minute because I was scared to get pregnant and I was trying to keep my abstinence but make him happy at the same time but I realize now that was just foolish. That was the last time we have done that, I told him I did not want to and I have my morals.

I had been tracking my period kind of for a few months.
In May I had it on the 2nd.
In June I had it on the 2nd.
In July I had it on the 5th, I was scared I was pregnant them but I turned out not to be. He had just rubbed himself on me, not protected.
And now it is August and I was supposed to get my period on the 6th. I have missed my period for 11 days.

I have read that stress can cause you to miss your period and I think it may be.
My boyfriend moved 10 hrs away on August 1st, I have known since July 1. We are still together but it is long distance. During that time I had to chase him around basically to see me or it felt like it due to his demanding job and demanding family obligations/life..
He has to take care of his mom and sister.
That really messed me up cause I was worried half the time. I also read it could be weight gain and I had been stress eating so I want to say I gained 5-10lbs over the past couple weeks.

I have dealt with stress before from my ex-friends who threatened to post pictures of me online that I had sent to my ex-boyfriend who they were friends with. I had a lot of bullying from them everyday and I was in a constant battle. I would think that would make me miss my period but that was about 4 months ago and that did nothing to me.

I don't know if my body is making me feel pregnant or not because I am so worried about it... but I have been experiencing mood swings, very emotional, slight cramps only for a few seconds, slight naseua ( not in the morning), tight feeling below stomach but i think thats normal, and I have white discharge like I'm about to get my period.

I took a pregnancy test 3 days after my missed period and it was negative. I am going to take one again tomorrow morning.
So I am confused if I am indeed pregnant or just have a stress-induced missed period?

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Hello Anonymous,

Your hormones control your menstrual cycle. During each cycle, your brain's hypothalamus and pituitary gland send hormone signals back and forth with your ovaries. A change in hormone levels can affect your cycle.

Losing a lot of weight, being overweight. low body fat, stress or very hard exercise can change your cycle.

Since your period is late beyond one week, test for pregnancy again. Read and follow the directions carefully to get the most accurate results. From your post, I think there is very little to no chance that you could be pregnant.

I am so sorry to hear about the bullying that you have endured and the separation from your boyfriend. I wish you only the best and hope you find happiness in new friends. You deserve it.


August 17, 2012 - 4:14pm
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