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Animica
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It's been 45 days since my last period, and I'm a little concerned. My longest cycle had been 43 days before, and it was some oddball cycle, but I actually got my period. This time around, there are no signs of it. Strangely (at least for me), I'm having stretchy, clear cervical mucus (ovulation mucus?) I've always been fairly regular, with my average cycle being 35 days. My shortest cycle ever was May last year, at 26 days, and my longest is now this one.

I haven't had any intercourse, and the closest I was to dry sex was a while ago (can't remember when exactly), and at least one of us (us being my boyfriend and I) had at least some underwear. Nothing soaked through and there was never any ejaculation. So my guess is (and I hope I'm right) that it's not pregnancy I'm dealing with.

I have been stressed lately, but I've been stressed before and I've never missed a period. I went to the gyn when I had some cycle ups and downs, but she said it was normal. I don't have any medical coverage right now, so I can't go back to the gyn atm, and I think planned parenthood (at least here) doesn't check for that (I've gone before for that same reason, they just told me to go to a gyn).

A few months ago I got my std tests and they were all negative, so that's out of the question.

So, finally, any ideas about what this might be?

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You can pretty safely rule out pregnancy as a cause: there's really only a risk when we're talking about direct genital contact, and if at least one person was wearing clothing any time you and your boyfriend were sexual together - and he didn't ejaculate, to boot - then there's no reason to be concerned about pregnancy. (That said, if it would make you feel better, there's no harm in going ahead and taking a pregnancy test just to be doubly sure.)

A lot of things can cause a period to be late, and sometimes it happens for no obvious reason. Cycles can take up to 5 years or so to really settle into a pattern, so if you've only been menstruating a few years, that could be part of this. Stress (or rather, the upsets to our routines that tend to happen when we're stressed) can also have a big impact. So can illness of any kind....the list goes on and on. This article gives a really good rundown of why periods can go missing: M.I.A. or Dude, Where's My Period?

At the moment, I wouldn't say that checking in with a doctor is necessary. If you go three months or more without a period, or you find that your cycle is always very unpredictable even though you've been menstruating for several years, then that's reason to look into it, but right now the best thing you can do is try to relax and let your body do its thing.

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Thanks. I've been having my period for almost 10 years now, so I think it settled a while ago. [Razz]

One more thing. Does the cervical discharge suggest anything? I mean, should I just assume I had no period and move on, or should I still be expecting it? I don't want any awkward accidents. [Wink]

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Unless you've been tracking your cycle for awhile, including charting your cervical mucus, it's not really helpful to look at it as an indication of anything. I wouldn't assume that you're not going to have a period until your next "scheduled" one though - the body can do unpredictable things sometimes. [Smile]

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I've been charting since late 09, but I haven't been tracking mucus so faithfully (don't have that sort of dedication [Razz] ).

Thanks a lot. [Smile]

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You're very welcome. [Smile]

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