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Skipped period, no symptoms. Help!

By September 9, 2012 - 1:30pm
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Hi, I am almost 19 and my periods have always been a little irregular.
My last period was July 3rd and it was very light, as was the one before that around June 22nd. By the 4th of August my period hadn't come and was showing no sign of coming. That night I had sex and we used a condom. It's now the 9th of September and I still have no period. Not only did I skip the month of August (no sex until August 4th), but then I have gone ahead and skipped September as well (after having had protected sex).

I was extremely anxious/stressed for the entire month of August thinking I was pregnant. I couldn't sleep, was depressed a bit and wasn't eating much. Around the 29th of August I took a test and it was a clear negative.
I don't have any pregnancy symptoms.
As of a few days ago (since the 6th of September) I have been feeling crampy, bloated and I have broken out). Usually this means my period is coming, but it is still a no-show and I have very very little discharge.
I don't feel pregnant, and so I don't think that i am, but I can't help but seriously stress over it.
What do you think it is? Pregnancy? Or something serious like PCOS or a hormonal imbalance?
Keeping in mind that I have had my period for 6 years and it has never come 'on time' apart from when I was on the Pill for 3 months (I went off it as I moved country 8 months ago).
I am currently not on it.
Thanks in advance, please help!

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Hi amy.elisabeth,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  If you had protected sex, most likely you are not pregnant.  Since your periods are irregular, that might be the reason you have not gotten your period.  If you are still concerned, you might want to retake a pregnancy test, since your period was really due around the beginning of the month. Just to have a more accurate reading.  It's important you see your doctor, if your period doesn't come.  Many other conditions can also cause changes to your cycles.

Here are some resources for you

Menstrual Cycle

Sexual Health 101



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