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kxtherine
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This forum has been so much help for me lately, and I might be posting a little too much, and I'm sorry for that, but I'm hoping this will be my last time.

Ok, well here's my story - I took Plan B to start my last cycle about a week early (on June 30th), then I had sex twice within the month of July. Both times we used a condom, and my partner pulled out before he ejaculated. Around the time of my ovulation, I was particularly dry (cervical mucus) and I was sick with the common cold. A few days after I got over my cold, I took the Gardasil & Hepatitis B shots at my doctors.

My period is now five days late. I took an HPT the day of my missed period, which was also 17 days after I had sex, and it came out negative, and I'm planning on taking another test in two days when I'm officially a week late.

My question is, if that test comes out negative, will I be in the clear? What should I do if my period STILL doesn't come even after that test? My senior year is starting in a few days, and I'm pretty sure I'll be stressed from that, and I'm starting my first job, so I'm afraid that my period will be delayed even further, thus leaving the thought of pregnancy in my head until I actually do get my period.

Also, the fact that I was sick around the time I was ovulating, plus got my shots, could be the reason I'm late too, right?

[ 08-04-2013, 01:21 AM: Message edited by: kxtherine ]

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Jacob at Scarleteen
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Hey,

You know, after taking your pregnancy test and again a second time, your period really isn't any longer an indicator of potential pregnancy. The same pregnancy hormones that would prevent ovulation are the ones which would be picked up by the pregnancy test, which is a far more accurate piece of information.

Here's an article about missed periods that I think might help: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/pink/m_i_a_or_dude_wheres_my_period

Some months, people just miss a period, for no reason other than that their body decided not to ovulate. Or of course it could be the vaccinations you had this year or the plan B have had an impact.

On top of all this I don't see how the sex you describe having in July could have caused pregnancy any way.

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kxtherine
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Thank you, Jacob! The article helped a bit, but I guess I'm just afraid that I'll turn out to be one of those girls who never get a positive on a urine test, you know?

I don't know. I think I read too many stories on Google.

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Heather
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kxtherine: that is NOT real.

In other words, for people who truly are pregnant and remain pregnant up to delivery? There ARE no "those girls."

That's a fiction, delusion, or people not following instructions on tests, not a reality.

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kxtherine
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I have tried reasoning with myself about those stories I read online. That I don't know if they really are telling the truth, if they took the test correctly, or if they even tested at all. But I'm not always logical when it comes to scares.

Thank you for the reassurance, Heather!

Just to make things clear - having two negative pregnancy tests, a week apart, is a clear sign I am NOT pregnant, right? Even with my period taking her sweet time to show up.

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Heather
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Yepperdoodles.

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kxtherine
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Alright. Thank you again! [Smile]
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