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greengirl55
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Hello, I posted a few questions a week or so ago. I was worried about pregnancy risk with being fingered by someone who had recently ejaculated on his hands and didn't wash his hands but only wiped them off. I also asked about a risk when showering together naked but not having genital contact. You said there was no risk from this and I trust the experts advice...

But my period is now 3 days late. I usually get it in 28 days and it is now day 30. I am not spotting at all or showing pms signs. I chart my cervical mucas and position (for multiple months now) and my cervix is unusually high and soft for me being so close to when I am supposed to have my period.

I did get my wisdom teeth taken out last week and was on hydrocodine and antibiotics. Could that affect my period? I am one of those people who easily worries i will admit. I know stress can affect a period but i stress all the time and my period is never late. I took a pregnancy test this morning and it said not pregnant, but Im still managing to worry that I may have taken it to early or something. ...

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I'd agree with the advice you were previously given: neither of those two situations sound like a pregnancy risk.

Plus, you can take a pregnancy test once it's been at least ten days since the risk, or on the first day of a missed period. So, if you're late for your period, it was not too early to take the test and you can trust that the result is accurate.

Stress, like the stress of oral surgery or that of worrying about a pregnancy risk, can affect the menstrual cycle. So, that could be the reason for your missed period. But either way, it's NOT a pregnancy, so there's no reason to worry.

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Johanna
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ok. thanks. I was actually in a situation like this before a year ago where i was worried about a possible pregnancy, but it didn't cause a delay in period, so thats why I am a little concerned. It still hasn't come yet, but I guess I can only hope.
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Well, you know from the pregnancy test you took that you're not pregnant.

And our bodies aren't machines, so just because they behaved one way once doesn't mean they'll do the same again in a similar situation. This means that what happened a year ago has very little bearing on what's going on now. To boot, this situation is different because you also had that oral surgery, which is likely another factor in why your period is late.

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