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By Anonymous October 18, 2009 - 6:37pm
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Im really confused.
So, I had sex, and the next day I got my period. Since then I havent had sex. But now its a month later, and im almost 2 weeks late.
I dont really know whats going on.
I mean, I had my period after we had sex soo its not pregnancy right? Im not sure if its just from stress or whatever. I need help.

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No, I dont take birthcontrol or anything. And my period was on time when I had it last, im just worried about this time. But learning that it is common helps out alittle.
I was sick, and I took Azythromycin, would that mess with anything? And I dont have like excessive stress, I was sort of stressed up until about a week ago. But it wasnt anything big.

October 18, 2009 - 6:58pm
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Azithromycin sounds like it is a strong antibiotic, and from my understanding of antibiotics...they do interfere with hormonal contraceptives (the pill, for instance), so it may not be out of the question that it could interfere with the hormones in your body that occur naturally (the pill has synthetic hormones, similar to your body's).

The drug information does not claim to have any side effects on the menstrual cycle, but I just would not rule it out. And, your late period could be from the medication, or from the recent illness/bacterial infection that led to your medicine use.

October 18, 2009 - 7:34pm

That is confusing!

Are you using any type of hormonal contraception, that may alter your cycle?

If you had a menstrual period after having sex, then it is not possible to be pregnant. Some women may experience spotting or even light bleeding and be pregnant...but if you were expecting your period when it started, it lasted as long as usual, then it is not possible to be pregnant. Menstrual bleeding originates from the uterus (shedding of the uterine lining), and a fertilized egg would be shed along with this lining. Women who experience any type of bleeding and do have a viable pregnancy may be experiencing bleeding from another origin (cervix, vagina, etc.).

Women do have late periods, or even miss a period, and this can be normal. It can also be the indicator of a medical condition, just to let you know the spectrum. Late periods are so extremely common, and can be caused from new medication, recent illness, excessive stress, etc.

You can always take a home pregnancy test, just to rule that out, if you are still worried. You can also call your doctor if your period does not begin soon, and ask if you should come in for an appointment (they may tell you it's fine, that if you miss a second period to call for an appointment...it really is that common to have a late/missed period that is not pregnancy-related!)

does this help?

October 18, 2009 - 6:46pm
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