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neoed23
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Hi There,

The last day of my girlfriends period last month we had sex a handful of times. I posted with the fact she seemed to be having some UTI problems, which since have cleared up. The day after we had sex, she experienced a slight pink tint in her discharge, followed by what seemed to be a very large discharge of almost just water.

Since then this week she has had all her usual PMS, including cramping some days, yet now she is a day late and has no complaints.

Can cistitis cause a period to be late. And what could the discharge be?

I'm certain we had safe sex. We didn't have slips of breaks. The only thing we noticed was a rather white stringy bit of fluid after the third and final time of intercourse after i had come. It was too much and too thick to be come, but was white. Possibly lube? But i think it's scaring us. It never touched her vagina. OR at least we don't think.

Sorry this is such a huge essay. We're just both worried obviously.

Thanks

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Karybu
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Periods showing up a day late is really not that unusual - everyone's cycle fluctuates a bit and a day early or late is really not anything to be concerned about. I don't see that you've had any significant pregnancy risks, either, since it sounds like you've been using condoms correctly and consistently. (It's likely that the white fluid you noticed was lube and/or her vaginal discharge.)

Did she get in to see a health care provider about the discharge and other symptoms she was experiencing? If not, she really needs to do that - they'd also be the best person to ask about a late period if she's concerned.

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neoed23
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she didn't, but she brought medication in sachet form for cistitis and it cleared up within about four days. So we weren't further concerned. I will perhaps take her to the doctor this saturday then, and have her checked over. =]

Thank you

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Heather
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Just to be clear, if what she bought was over-the-counter, what she probably had was an analgesic to help with the SYMPTOMS of a UTI. Almost always, to treat a UTI -- to make the infection itself, not just the symptoms go away -- is a round of antibiotics.

So, for now, and for any next times, you should let her know that when she has or thinks she has a UTI, she wants to get to her doctor/a GUM clinic to get actual treatment. That not only assures she'll feel better faster, but that the infection will actually get treated and prevent it getting worse or spreading to her bladder or kidneys.

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neoed23
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Hi

I know this is perhaps going back over things. She is still not starting. We took a test yesterday (5 days of being late) and it said not pregnant. This is a long enough time for it to be accurate isn't it?

What should we do now we know she isn't and that she's still missing her period?

Thanks

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Heather
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Did she still not yet go to the doctor?

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