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BreakingSilence
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OK now i'm starting to really worry. I've gained weight, I'm super bloated, and even changing my diet hasn't helped. I don't think I'm pregnant, but I haven't taken a test in a couple of weeks. My period is no where to be found. I was thinking it was the antibiotics, anesthesia, so many possible scenarios. I just started a new job, so my medical benefits won't kick in until June. Are these symptoms of serious issues? I haven't had a real period since Feb, last month I spotted off and on, but barely a thing... Now nothing [Frown]

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Allie R
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Hey there destiny'schild!

We have a couple of articles that may help you out in your particular dilemma:

- Pregnancy Scared?: this will go over whether you've been in a situation which would present a substantial risk for pregnancy
- M.I.A., or, Dude, Where's My Period?: this talks about potential reasons as to why your period is late, outside of pregnancy

Let me know if you have any other questions, after checking them out! [Smile]

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Thanks for referring me to the articles. I have been sexually active, but the last pregnancy test I took 2 weeks ago was negative. Realistically I've gained 7 lbs since I haven't had my period. I haven't been on birth control since October.I had surgery February and was on antibiotics. I was told that could skip periods, but that was a while ago...

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Molias
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I know you posted earlier this month that you were having intercourse without using any sort of birth control method; if that's still been going on, then it is certainly possible that you're pregnant.
However, there's no way to know unless you take another pregnancy test; if you can't get in to see a doctor just yet, it may make sense to just take a home test and go from there.

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Thank you!I appreciate it. I'm going to take another test either tonight or tomorrow. How likely are the chances of being pregnant and a test coming back negative?

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The instructions that come in the pregnancy test you buy should discuss its effectiveness; you'd have to check that information to know.
As to when to test and how to do it effectively, this article may help, if you haven't seen it already: Peeing on a Stick: All About Pregnancy Tests There's also a note there about "false negatives."

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I just took a pregnancy test yesterday morning, and its still negative. I decided to suck it up and made an appointment with a gynecologist for next week. Without insurance it is going to be expensive. I'm just nervous about what to expect or what kind of tests they're going to take. I heard they can give me a pill to help me start my period, is this true, and what does the pill do exactly?

I know I'm thinking awfully far ahead considering I haven't been examined yet, but now I'm worried that when I am ready to have kids what if there's something wrong with me and I can't ?

This is starting to stress me out.

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Its just kind of scary, even after I got off BC (nuvaring) in October my period was still like clock work. Could something seriously wrong?

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I am glad to hear you made that appointment. I hope talking to a doctor about your worries will make you feel a bit better.

I know (oh, how I do) that missing a period can be super confusing and worrying. However, missing a period isn't really actually a big deal - for most of us who menstruate, that's just going to be something that happens from time to time, and it's not a sign of anything being seriously wrong. It's just one of those wierd things our bodies do from time to time.

So, I'd really encourage you to try and stop worrying, and especially to not start coming up with scary what-if scenarios. Missing a period is not usually a big deal. Even if it was, you're taking care of your health by seeing a doctor, and that is all you can do, anyway. So, try and breathe, okay?

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Thank you! I appreciate your support. I will try to not think about it until I go to my appointment. [Smile]

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