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stress can stop a period? I felt the symtoms over almost more than a week now of

By March 21, 2010 - 10:53am
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supposingly getting my period. I had sexual relations back on febuary18/19 or so in which im not so sure if that was in the middle of my cycle. today is march 21st. iv got nothing yet. my cycle does get screwy once in a great while. last one had really been thrown off, it took almost 5anda 1/2weeks before i got another one and when i did i think it was the heaviest one i ever had, i did have a thought of being pregnant because i had been trying,my partner has ejacualated in me numbers of times.but we never got pregnant. were not together now . im just wondering ive been feeling the symtoms of my period, mostly my cycle gets here about 2wk and about 6 dys after i ended last cycle. Is it just stress? can u also feel sympoms of pms andmaybe still be possibly pregnant?

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Hi ginham,
When was the date of your last menstrual period?

To answer your question: yes, woman can have a late (or even miss!) a period during a cycle and this can be completely normal and related to excess stress, new medication, sudden weight changes, birth control, recent illness, underlying medical condition or unknown factors.

If you miss your period, and you have been having unprotected sex, the most common reason for a missed period is pregnancy, so be sure to take a home pregnancy test after you have missed your expected period.

The symptoms of an upcoming period and symptoms of early pregnancy are almost identical, so it makes it very difficult to know what each symptom means...and woman can most certainly "talk themselves" into it being either situation. The only way to know for sure if you are experiencing PMS is to rule out a pregnancy with a home pregnancy test (it won't be effective until you've actually missed your period and/or its been about 14 days since your last unprotected intercourse day).

March 21, 2010 - 12:17pm
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