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Why wouldn't my period be here?

By Anonymous March 8, 2011 - 8:13am
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So. I had sex in January. The guy and I were very cautious. He didn't "you know" anywhere near me. And because i am who i am, I decided to be extra cautious so i took the pill "Plan B" the day after having sex. Then in February my period came on time and lasted its usual days. And now its March and I'm so far a week late, I'm not sure why my period hasn't came this month because it was here last month and I haven't had sex since January. I'm thinking my period might not be here because of stress. Because since i moved back home with my parents. The last few weeks have been hectic with them ever since my dad got me a car. What other reason could it be that my period hasn't came? Im thinking its stress, but when would I expect my period to be here now? So sorry I'm asking all these questions im just not too sure bout all of this. So if you can help thanks it would be greatly appreciated.

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You are right that you would not have a possibility of pregnancy if you had sex (protected or unprotected...you did not mention) in January, and have had a menstrual period in February.

I am not sure how late your period is, but a normal range for periods is between 21-35 days (you count "day 1" as the first day of bleeding).

There are many reasons a woman's period may be late, including stress, recent illness...and taking Plan B can cause a slight change in your period (by just a week). If your period is within the range I mentioned above, and you have no problematic symptoms (such as any pain), your period will most likely start in the next week or two.

Please also know for future, when you have a health question and you are asking a medical professional for their advice, please be sure to adequately describe your situation. I actually do not know what "you know" means; I assume you mean ejaculate. I am also curious as you said, "because i am who i am, I decided to be extra cautious", but you did not mention being just "normally" cautious by having the guy wear a condom. So, I would assume that "because of who you are" that you would have used a condom, unless you think being extra cautious just means the guy not ejaculating near you?

Being "extra cautious" means using a condom AND the guy withdrawing his penis before ejaculation (called the "withdrawal method"). Condoms are up to 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, whereas taking the Plan B pill is only up to 80% effective.

Let us know when your period begins!

March 8, 2011 - 9:43am
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