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Could change in time-zones and stress delay my period/ Ovulation or early signs of pregnancy??

By June 16, 2012 - 9:40pm
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Hi, maybe someone can help me out...

I had my last period on May 15, it is now June 17 and no signs at all of my period. It is usually around 30 day cycle but I'm not really sure exactly... My boobs hurt a little, but that's it. About two weeks ago my boobs hurt really bad and I felt cramps on one side of my stomach- could this have been ovulation or is it an early sign or pregnancy???? and then the hurting of my boobs stopped, but now hurt a little but not as much. I am freaking out because my boyfriend and I have sex without a condom, but he always pulls out at least a couple minutes before he finishes. I know it is foolish, I am only 22 not looking for a child, and I finally got birth control but can't start it until I start my period starts, I am freaking out and so scared that it is too late. I am constantly online googling pregnancy symptoms and of course they are all similar to pms symptoms. Is it too soon to take a pregnancy test? Should I be freaking out? Also, I have been living in Israel studying abroad for a full year, and just last week came back to the U.S, could traveling and diet changes and time zone changes and stress be related to this?

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My last period was on dec 28th 2014 i still haven't had my periods yet i went on a business trip to the Us from Jan 17 - feb 3rd. its march 5th now and i still havent had my periods. is this normal ?

March 5, 2015 - 3:42am
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Hi Anonymous,

Any simple changes of life (including stress) can certainly delay your periods. All women are different and periods themselves are just uncontrollable. If you are concerned with pregnancy, take a pregnancy test but my assumption is probably stress in your situation. Good luck.


June 17, 2012 - 8:01am
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I find this posting very interesting. I read something on this site that stated that a woman who is being raped will most likely get pregnant, but then I read this article which says that due to stress, your period may most likely be delayed. The way I see this contradiction is that you are saying that the reproductive system is based on women's control, not based on situations outside of her control.

A woman's body under any kind of stress will delay the ovulation process, which you stated in you above answer, EVEN when being raped.

November 2, 2012 - 5:33pm
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