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browneyes1989
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i have two periods since by last sexual encounter. then i sea kayaked for a 300 mile expedition and my period was 4 days early, dark brown, and very short (about 3 days). anyways, my period was expected a week ago. so im woundering could i be pregnant or could the long expedition mess up my period schedule?
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It's impossible to have an actual period and be pregnant, so if you've had two normal periods since your last possible pregnancy risk/sexual encounter, and if I'm not misunderstanding you a third (albeit early and a bit irregular from what you're used to), there really sounds like there's no possible way you could be pregnant.

You're probably just experiencing some run of the mill irregularity, whether it's related to your big expedition or not. If you're really worried, you can take a pregnancy test to be sure, but I wouldn't really see a reason to.

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if the two past periods weren't "actual" periods, what would that look like?
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It really depends. Unexplained vaginal bleeding -- which is pretty much what you call any vaginal bleeding which isn't a period, or doesn't have another explanation -- can vary a lot.

But if you were pregnant, it'd be pretty odd to see vaginal bleeding JUST at the times you expect your period or only at those times. Implanation bleeding is rare, but when it does happen, it's a one-time deal, usually happens just before the time you'd expect a period, and is far lighter, watery bleeding.

Have you actually had a viable pregnancy risk? In other words, intercourse without birth control, or where you have reason to think your method may have failed?

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three periods and almost 4 months ago i masterbated my boyfriend. he had tuxedo pants and boxers on. all touching was done through his clothing. he massaged the outside of my underwear and vaginal area. could this, happening almost 4 months ago, be why my period is a week late? i think the 2 previous "normal" periods were normal as far as i know.
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Really, at three and a half months pregnant, you'd have more symptoms than just a bit of funky bleeding. For instance, that kayak expedition would have likely seriously wiped you out.

Plus, you touched our boyfriend THROUGH his pants, and had no genital-to-genital contact, and no fluid sharing.

There's no risk in that, at all. So, if your period is late (I say that because I just answered something on this, and it's an issue that comes up a lot), it's probably just late on a fluke, and nothing I'd worry about, at all.

[ 08-28-2007, 09:41 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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so you don't think i have anything to worry about? so for future reference, the stuff i described above poses no pregnancy risk?
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No, it truly does not.

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my period is going on 2 weeks late. i have just started college. is that stress enough to throw it out of wack? from what i have described above. should i be worried?
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Worrying about when your period is going to show up can actually make it be even later.

You've had NO risk of pregnancy, so all you can do now is just try and relax. Having a late or even a missed period once in a while is actually normal and doesn't mean that anything's wrong.

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You know, our answer isn't going to change. There is NO pregnancy risk, here, OK?
Your period being late is, as Heather mentioned, a fluke, due to the stress your body is under, a different environment, etc.

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