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I was supposed to get my period a little over a week ago and it still hasn't come. I am not on the pill but have just recently got it. However I was told not to start it until I actually got my period. I had protected sex about 2 weeks ago and usually my period is a few days late, but never this late. I'm really scared I may be pregnant and I am not sure what to do. (Really don't want to go buy a test). Does sex usually make your period this late?? I also took plan b in December and then received my period in January. Could that still be affecting it? I need all the advice please! I'm starting to get really worried... [Frown]
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Welcome to Scarleteen, Anonymous.

If you say your period is usually late, it sounds like you may not be charting your period properly. And that also means that it's really hard to predict your period .. who knows, you may not be late at all.

Sex (unless one gets pregnant) does not affect the menstrual cycle. And you say you used protection - I guess that means you used a condom? If so, and you used the condom correctly for all genital contact and you did not have a condom failure, you cannot be pregnant.

So, at this point, I'd advise you not to sweat it. Give your period a few more days.

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I'll add to what joey said that taking plan B definitely can throw off your schedule, so whatever charting you did prior to that, it doesn't really mean anything anymore. It might take awhile for things to settle back into a regular-ish pattern.
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