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Chise
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I've been sexually active for five months, my boyfriend always uses a condom.

My period is a week late and i'm scared i might be pregnant. My cycle is about ever 30 - 34 days and it's been 40. i'm almost positive none of the condoms have ever broken. After sex there is usually a discharge that i always passed off as mine combined with extra lubraction.

is there anything i should be worried about?


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KittenGoddess
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If you're worried, then why not ease your mind by taking a pregnancy test? Being stressed out over a possible pregnancy can just serve to make your period even later. So it might be a good idea to just go ahead and test since your period is already late.

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Chise
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i also forgot to ask if other things besides stress can affect your menstral cycle?
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Sometimes...things like stress, significant eating habit changes, drastic weight loss/gain, etc. can delay a period.

Check out On the Rag for more information about your cycle!

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Heather
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Yep.

Changes in diet or exercise or sleep are biggies. Getting ill, or taking new medications can also effect your cycles. And if your cycles haven't fully regulated yet, that too can still be adjusting.

I would suggest though, if you tend to often have cycles of 32 days and upwards that you check in with your GYN, just to make sure everything is kosher.


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Chise
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do you mean it's not good to have 32 day cycles? i've never asked anyone about it before.
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No, I don't mean that.

But if your cycles are starting to extend over 32 days, or longer and longer, you just want to make sure it IS normal and that something else isn't going on.


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