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canadianchick54
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I have been take the pill for 3 years without any problem, and ALWAYS get my period at the same time. I had sex with a condom about two weeks after my period, and there were no problems with that. I was supposed to get my period on Monday and it has still not shown up. I took a prgenancy test on Wednesday and also today. It says that could have taken it 4 days before an expected period, so i figured it was relatively reliable. They both came out negative, but my doctor said those are not accurate and I should get blood test done, which I did. He was not very reassuing, and am not sure If i have reason to panic Is it likely that I could be? What other reasons could there be for it being so late?! I am beginning to have anxiety attacks...
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Heather
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Well, at this point, the lateness may well be due to the high levels of anxiety you're reaching. Stress, anxiety and panic are all incredibly common reasons for a late period or withdrawal bleed.

Sometimes, too, even women on the pill skip periods, for no real reason.

Best bet? Chill out. Big time. You didn't have a viable pregnancy risk here (and FYI? EPTs ARE very accurate, there was no need for you to have a blood test, especially with such a nonexistent risk of pregnancy: I don't know what your docs problem was), so there is just no need to panic.

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