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Thatguy19
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So my pregnancy risk has passed, apparently, as my ex has had two regular periods of normal duration and flow. Yet the second came only two weeks after the first.

She has always had some cyclical irregularity, as well as the fact that she started birth control recently, which I have heard causes some timing issues.

Or could I still be at risk?

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Sam W
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Hi there,

It looks like (from your previous post) that Robin and Karybu gave you a lot of links to explain what does and does not carry a risk of pregnancy. It sounds like you are still worried, in spite of the evidence that says that if your ex had two periods she is not pregnant. Do you have have any thoughts (besides the influence of Dr Google) as to why you might be feeling that way?

As to the period question, the fact that you say she has an irregular cycle to begin with, and that she recently started birth control are the likely the reasons that the second period came early. It is very common for young women to have irregular periods. If you like, you can learn more here On the Rag: A Guide to Menstruation

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According to the articles I was presented with, I may or may not have anxiety disorder. Is there a way to treat this if I don't have access to medical or psychiatric services?
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Thatguy19
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Well, that and the fact that the rest of the internet seems to swear by periods up to labor.
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Heather
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I'm quite certain the rest of the internet with sound information does not, but let's set that aside for now, particularly since what you seek out and read, and where, on the 'net is something almost entirely in your control, so that's a pretty easy fix.

Per a possible anxiety disorder, we can certainly see about what it might take for you to get healthcare for that, and in general. Can you give us an idea of where you are and what your overall healthcare situation is per whether or not you have health insurance, or are on a national or public healthcare plan?

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