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No show : pregnancy, or stress?

By Anonymous February 13, 2012 - 10:25pm
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I am twenty-three years old; healthy; and I recently started taking Zoloft at the end of December. My husband and I have been married for three years and have had four miscarriages due to incompatible Rh factors (I'm B-). He also has low-ish testosterone. I don't have any trouble conceiving; however, I'm not able to carry full-term without serious high risks. Anyway, he's been having seizures since January 3rd -- needless to say, it has been a bit of a stressful month for us! My cycles average 39 days. My last period was December 17th, and we had unprotected sex on the 19th of January, as well as later that same week. My breasts are super sore, and I feel bloated as if I've gained weight. I know that stress is most likely the reason why I have missed my period; however, I was wondering if there would be even a slight chance that I could be pregnant? With my prior pregnancies, at-home pregnancy tests never worked, and my cycle IS a bit....different....compared to the "normal" flow of things. Any insight / suggestions is appreciated!

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  You definitley are late. Stress is one of the factors why some women experience a delay on their period. If a woman is not pregnant, a missed menstrual period may be due to a wide variety of both physical and emotional conditions such as stress or other conditions such as Amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), being overweight and many more. It's important to see your doctor and explain the changes you are experiencing with your menstrual cycles.




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