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cosmo06
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if your period skipped a month and you know your not pregnant, how long can it take for your body to have another period? is it going to wait until the regular time in the next month or is it just going to come when it wants to?
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Heather
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It's tough to say.

Sometimes, women just skip (possibly because you also skipped ovulation, possibly because you had a hormonal change that cycle, possibly because you're undereating, etc.), and other times, you'll just get the period late, or spot a bit in the next month and get your following period on time, or get your period on time, or you might be having a change in your cycle altogether and start a differently-timed cycle.

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ok i have one last question.....now im noticing vaginal discharge. it doesnt smell or anything and its of normal color....but it keeps coming! is this me ovulating or should i take another pregnancy test?
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It's possible it could be ovulation--it's normal to often notice an increase in your vaginal discharge around that time--but there is no way to tell just by looking at your discharge whether or not that's really ovulation you're looking at, unless you are using the fertility awereness method (FAM) and charting your basal temperature and your cervical mucus pattern.

But, it's possible that it is also just you who is starting to notice your vaginal discharge more now given you are worried.

You talked about taking a pregnancy test, did you have any pregnancy risk, any unprotected sex whatsoever ?

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i messed around but no vaginal sex
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Did you have any unprotected genital contact? Precum can contain sperm, so was there any contact with precum near your vagina?

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So, no vulval contact whatsoever with male genitals or semen? If not, there is just no reason to be concerned about pregnancy or to take a pregnancy test.

It may well be that until you had this worry, you just weren't that observant about your vaginal discharges during every phase of your cycles. But if you continue to have worries about discharges, just ask your gynecologist or sexual health clinic to have a look.

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i didnt have genital contact. the only thing i can think of is if i touched his precum and later on maybe touched my areas using the bathroom or something
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Well, then I wouldn't worry too much about it. Your fingers would have to be litterally dripping with semen for there to present a viable pregnancy risk.

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