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she_who_questions
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I'm writing because I have a concern about a very late (possibly missed altogether) period. Normally my menstrual cycle is regular--about every 30 days. This month, however, no dice. While I haven't been keeping track exactly, I believe my last period started around January 11th. I've been stressed and/or sick a lot lately so I realize that could be a contributing factor.
More specifically, I became stressed and excited about a new relationship. That led to an irregular sleep and eating schedule, which led to a chest cold, which eventually led to bronchitis. I also developed pink eye at the same time. (I work at a preschool, so little kid germs may have played a role too).

On February 13th, I was put on Zithromax (azithromycin) and Moxeza eye drops. Both are antibiotics. The Zithromax was a 5-day course of treatment and the Moxeza was 7 days. I was also given an inhaler to help open up my breathing.

When it started to seem like my period hadn't visited in a while, I was initially concerned about pregnancy as I'd been involved with a guy. We never had intercourse but definitely got really close--I always had my underwear on though so it didn't seem like much of a risk. I've taken 3 pregnancy tests over the last few days and all were negative.

When one misses a period in a situation like this, should they go to the doctor? Is there a period of time that is appropriate to wait before doing so? Should I get a blood pregnancy test? Not sure how to proceed.

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Molias
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As long as you followed the instructions on the home pregnancy tests, there's really no reason to get a blood test done as the home tests are very accurate.

This article on late/missing periods may help: M.I.A or, Dude, Where's My Period?

Certainly, health changes can impact when periods come, and sometimes it's possible to just skip one for no apparent reason. So for now, I'd just sit tight and wait for it, and check in with a doctor if you go another month or two without one.

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