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My period is really late but i've never had sex.

By Anonymous February 2, 2010 - 1:37am
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I'm quite anxious because i've never been late in my life, i'm always early if anything, and i haven't had my period in about forty days. I'm really worried because i hadn't noticed but i weighed myself recently and i've gained a few pounds. I can't be pregnant right? I am a virgin. Thank you!

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Hi, I'm 14 , my period is 2 days late, I'm a virgin, never had sex, could I be pregnant? Help plz

December 22, 2016 - 11:49am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

You cannot get pregnant if you don't have sex. A two day delay (or longer) does not always signify pregnancy. At 14, periods can be up and down, even if they have been regular before. It'll be along when it's ready.


December 22, 2016 - 1:39pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Hi Susan,
I'm 13 years old and my period is a couple days late. I started around January the 12th 2016. I've getting period like pains yet there's white discharge most days in my underwear. I've told my mum and she said that it's just a'blip' seen as it isn't only my first year. Any suggestions?

Regards Anon

December 29, 2016 - 2:17pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

Your mom is right.

Periods are generally 3-7 days long with a cycle of between 21-35 days so as you can see there is a big "average" there.

Life can also change our cycles - anything from lifestyle changes to stress to getting older to diet/exercise, medications and hormone changes can affect our cycle. You will probably settle back down to a regular cycle and it could last for years. Then you might see changes again.

The teen years can have this happen a lot, especially a young teen like yourself.

So our cycle at 13 is different to 18 and our cycles at 30 are different at 45. The body never changes so our cycles are the same way.

White discharge is normal - it helps the vagina clean itself.

I hope this helps to ease your mind.


December 30, 2016 - 3:07pm
EmpowHER Guest

HI, I just started my period on December 1st and finished December 4th 2015. We are January 6th and it's been 33 days since my last period. I've noticed I've gained wait. I've never had sex so I'm worried something is wrong with me. Please help

January 5, 2016 - 8:28pm
EmpowHER Guest

i am 27 years old, and i have never had sex since five years ago, last december i did not see my period , this year february i saw it but it was unusual instead of five days , it came only for two days.... in month of march this year, i have not seen it and i surpose to see it on 13th of march, instead of me to see my period ,i only feel the usual signs and pains on my waist, laps and the heavyness of my vigina but i did not see my period up till this moment and i am so worry.please what could have happy to me...?

April 7, 2011 - 10:03am
(reply to Anonymous)

Your duplicate question has been answered here: http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/iregular-period

April 7, 2011 - 11:29am
EmpowHER Guest

thank you so much, i'm such a hypochondriac and that's probably why. okay great, that's been really helpful. i haven't changed my diet that much, and i'm on the same medication i've been on for the past year so that's probably not it. i was just worried because i've been working out and my weight was going up rather than down..
so thanks a lot!

February 2, 2010 - 4:05pm

Dear Anon,

No, you cannot be pregnant if you have not had sex before. How old are you? Many times teenagers have a tendency to have irregular periods that will regulate themselves over time. This is nothing to worry about. Gaining a few pounds unfortunately does not just occur with pregnancy (though I wish that was the case). You may be retaining water due to an oncoming period and this is probably why you've got the extra lbs on you.

February 2, 2010 - 8:07am

If you are a virgin then you can not be pregnant. How old are you? Are you on any kind of medication? Have you changed your diet?

February 2, 2010 - 5:25am
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