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my period was suppose to start on july 4th but its a day late...should i be worried? ive only had protected sex with my boyfriend

By July 5, 2010 - 6:43pm
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my last period was on june 6th...it was within the span of june 23rd thru june 26th that my boyfriend and i had protected sex twice and the condom was put on properly and didn't break. The following week i was on a mission trip in Washington D.C. I left on the 27th. im from a small town in ohio...would the different environment and travel affect my body to make my period late? also the past few days before i went on my mission trip i worried about possibly being pregnant for no reason really, it was incredibly stressful to me. The only reason i can think that i was pregnant was because before engaging in intercourse we were hugging so that our genitals were touching but not so much that he was inside of me...it was only for a few minutes and at the very beginning. or could the stress of feeling pregnant afftect my menstrual cycle?

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thank u so much for replying. half the time i was really worried about it and the other half i was telling myself that i was getting worried about nothing. hopefully it will come in the next few days.

July 6, 2010 - 8:24am


One day is nothing to worry about. Your body is not on a strict timetable, so cycles often vary by a few days or even a week. Stress, changes in diet and exercise, all sorts of things can affect your cycle and change it even further. So if you have had only protected sex and are a few days off, I would not worry. We get many questions on this: http://www.empowher.com/condition/menstrual-cycle.

If a few days becomes a few weeks, take a pregnancy test. But I sincerely doubt it will come to that if everything is as you say. Good luck with your travels! Thank you for writing.

July 6, 2010 - 6:49am
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