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sovereign
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I use both the pill and the male condom, religously. I have never missed a pill, and the condom only broke once. Said broken condom happened on the day after a missed period. I had a word with my sexual health counciller, who said that there was no problem, as I had been taking the pill, everyday at the same time I was protected.

However, last week I was due for my period again, and it has not come. I thought nothing of it untill I checked with the doctor who said to take a pregnancy test.

I have a few theories why my period has skipped, and was just wondering what the severity of each of them had to be in order for me to miss a period.

I had a stomach bug all week,
I have mild stress/anxiety from lack of periods, and coursework deadlines,
I have lost a couple of lbs

So to summarise, How severe do the above have to be in order for the period to stop?

Does anyone have any ideas on why it isn't here, and when I should take the test.

what do I do if it comes out positive? I'm so worried that it will...
What are the chances if it's only 99.9% reliable?

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logic_grrl
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Since your period is late, you can take the pregnancy test right now.

If it's positive, you can do another test to check, or go to your doctor for a blood test.

From what you've said, your pregnancy risk is about as low as is humanly possible, but even the pill does occasionally fail.

So to summarise, How severe do the above have to be in order for the period to stop?

There's no fixed rule, as far as I know. And it's perfectly possible that the stress/illness/weight loss combination could have put your periods on hold.

But it's a smart idea to rule out pregnancy as a possibility first (and if you're not pregnant, knowing it will remove one major source of stress).

Your doctor's already advised you to take a pregnancy test, so the sensible thing would be to take their advice and go do that.

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sovereign
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I was going to do it as soon as I found out when it would be suitable to do it. which will be the end of this week, thankyou.
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