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HelloLove994
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Hi,

My period is a week late. It usually is on time or within a 2 or 3 day gap. Since my last period, you could say I've had more stress in my life than there has ever been before. First off, my Grandpa passed away (I've never lost anyone in my family until now). I started school & a new job. And my step-mom's mother passed away last week (it was unexpected but did not have the same effect on me as my own grandpa's). I am thinking my late period is due to stress, but I just wanted another second opinion. I've never had vaginal sex, but I have given my boyfriend oral, kissed him, and then he performed oral on me. I am not sure if sperm could be transferred this way but I was hoping you could help answer my question.

Thanks!

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Heather
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I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa: my condolences. [Frown]

A lot of people have the idea that when using the pill or other hormonal methods, their cycles won't be impacted by the kinds of things cycles when NOT using those methods are. But your cycles still can absolutely still be impacted by all the same sorts of things. So, dealing with grief, adding way more stuff and hours to your day (and probably getting less rest as a result): those are both things that can impact a cycle.

In terms of what does and doesn't present risks of pregnancy, just so you know for yourself, you can have a look here: Pregnancy Scared?

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Thanks!

I'm not on any birth control or anything, but I was just curious if that could happen. I was thinking it was more related to stress but I just wanted to see what someone else thought!

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I don't mean to be a nuisance, but I read the link and still am not clear if this poses a risk for pregnancy. Still no period , but it does feel like it could be coming because I am feeling some stomach pain every once in awhile.
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I don't mean to be a nuisance, but I read the link and still am not clear if this poses a risk for pregnancy. Still no period , but it does feel like it could be coming because I am feeling some stomach pain every once in awhile.
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So, let's take a look at the article that Heather linked you to, and see what it lists as activities that pose a pregnancy risk:
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You DID have direct genital-to-genital sex with someone, or were sexually assaulted with direct genital-to-genital contact, and the other person's genitals WERE very different than yours. Vaginal intercourse, where a penis is inside a vagina, is the kind of sex that MOST commonly results in a pregnancy. If a person with a penis ejaculated (came) into a vagina or directly onto a vulva, this is a high pregnancy risk; if they did not, it is much less likely.
There was not direct genital-to-genital sex or contact, but someone with a penis DID ejaculate inside a vagina or directly on or very near a vulva (like on or around the anus).

Those are the ways that someone can become pregnant. If none of that is true for you, you did not have a pregnancy risk.

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Sorry that posted twice, it said I needed to try posting again. But thanks for answering, I know you guys are busy and often get the same question over and over! Thanks for what you do!
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I still haven't gotten my period (3 weeks late. I do have some of the symptoms I normally do before my period, as in my breasts are tender and it seems like sometimes I feel cramps. I checked my cervix today and it is very hard and tightly closed. I added to my stress level with a huge project for school this past week but it's coming to a close in 2 days. Do you have any recommendations for me?
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A missing period can happen from time to time, and there is also nothing you can do to bring about a period.

If this next period is missing, too, then it is a good idea to discuss it with your gynecologist just in case. But one missing period, especially if you have a lot going on in your life that is causing you stress, is not a big deal.

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