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am i ovulating? why is my period late?

By December 23, 2013 - 2:26pm
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I'm 20, usualy my period is shortest 28days and longest 32days but its now on my 34 days that has no period yet but just a white sticky discharge I feel dizzy, sometimes headaches, lower abdominal pain, back pain, iritability and emotional. I am an acidic person thats why I always feel nausea especialy when i am in tense mood i always nausea and (normaly when i feel this things when i am about to have my period) and i dont have an appetite to eat and its normal for me that no appetite especially in the morning. am i ovulating?.cause last 3weeks i have been stressful/anxiety cause for the first time my husband left for work overseas and i have to change and have to adjust my time, my works and my responsibilities cause we have a 1yr.old daughter that i have to take care that usualy my husband does and i think the day that i was supose to ovulate doesnt ovulate in that day cause of stress? so whats wrong with my period? is it my stress makes my period late? I am realy worried please help me. (actually I started my period when I was 7yrs.old.)

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Hello mmeeggiiee,
I would like to welcome you to the EmpowHER community.

There is a lot of stress in your life right now. I can appreciate how overwhelming it must be to be left to raise your very young daughter and how much you must miss your husband.

High levels of stress, especially at the time of ovulation, can affect a woman's menstrual cycle and cause a period to start later than normal. Your symptoms may be triggered by the stress and anxiety that you are experiencing because your husband has recently left to work overseas.

Mmeeggiiee, have you had unprotected sex since your last period? If not, I do not think pregnancy is the reason your period is late.


December 23, 2013 - 5:42pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

actually we use the "withdrawal method" we use this method for almost 4 years already except when we are planning to have a baby(our daughter). in my whole life I never felt this stress/anxiety before and this is my very first time that I cried for 7days straight because my husband left and last 2 weeks he didnt contact me and that makes me more stressful, maybe this is why my period is late. and last night until today when I wiped it with a toilet paper I have notice a small little thick light brown but when I check it again (twice) it returns to white. is this the sign of my period is near?

December 24, 2013 - 4:55am
Guide (reply to mmeeggiiee)

Hello mmeeggiiee,

I am so sorry to hear how much you are stressing over being apart from your husband. It is possible that the small amount of light brown vaginal discharge is an indication that your period may start soon.

Though it is easy for me to say, please try to relax and not worry about your period being late. I strongly suspect that stress is delaying the start of your period. However, if you are late by one month, you could always take a home pregnancy test.


December 26, 2013 - 5:41pm
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