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Kacie Shelby
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Hello. So, I'm terrified I could be pregnant. In early December, I was raped. I had a December period, and January for sure. I had one February 28 through early march. Idk if that was my Feb or march one. Idk if I miscounted or got confused or what. That was my last one and I'm usually not irregular. I took a pregnancy test 2 weeks ago and said no. I'm planning on taking another. Soon. Opinions?? ):

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Jacob at Scarleteen
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Hi Kacie!

I'm so sorry to hear what happened to you. You're going through a lot.

It seems certain to me that you are not pregnant, but I'm hearing a lot of anxiety from you around how your rape might effect you, in this case with regards to pregnancy. It's understandable that pregnancy fears could be the ones that come to your mind most immediately, but it would make a lot of sense if this was part of a more general anxiety following your assault.

Do you think some of that might be happening?

You could also have a think about what else (apart from addressing pregnancy fears)might be helpful for you... if anything... I'm sure we can offer advice based on that too.

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Kacie Shelby
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Thanks so much. I don't think much of my anxiety comes from that though. I believe for the most part I have accepted what has happened at this point. But, I am very scared. I took two more tests yesterday and both say negative. But, I am almost two months without my period.... I would like to take a blood test but I don't have much money and can't use any insurance (if any) in my parents names for obvious reasons. I'm so scared that I really could be pregnant. I would be 3-4 months by now.

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Sam W
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Hi Kacie,

I'm glad to hear that you're working through what was done to you in a way that's working out well for you. Again, if there are any support networks/resources you'd like to connect with, we can help you find them.

At this point, with three negative pregnancy tests, you can safely assume that you're not pregnant. It's not unusual for periods to be irregular, or for one to be skipped completely now and then, and that can happen for all sorts of reasons. You may want to give this a read to see what I mean:
M.I.A or, Dude, Where's My Period?

I will say that if you skip more than two periods, you should check in with your healthcare provider, as there might be other conditions that are causing them to go missing that you need to know about. Also, have you been able to get and STI test since the incident?

I'm also going to give you this article: You're Not Pregnant. Why Do You think You Are?

Many of our users who are finding their pregnancy fears hard to shake (even in the face of negative test results) have found that article helpful in terms of suggestions.

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