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Juliadawson
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Hi! So recently I had a big pregnancy scare (I was dry humping with my boyfriend in a hot tub, both wearing swimsuits, and he came). This incident has made me discover this great website and learn a lot of stuff so I'm also a bit glad it happened and also now know I have no risk of pregnancy. But I was freaking out about it for a pretty long time (since it happened a month ago until very recently). Now my period is late. I track it and normally my cicle lasts about 26 days. The minimum was 23 days and maximum 28. It has been more than 28 now and I don't feel any signs of it coming (i usually become bloated and have bad cramps about 3 days before until it starts). Two days ago when I pressed under my pelvic bone it hurt a lot, but only the right side and only when I pressed it, and lasted about a day and a half. Is this normal? Could it be ovulation coming late since I was stressed? (also is it a myth or stress can actually make your period late?) because I read on the internet it could be a cyst or something but it already stopped and only hurt when I pressed on it.
Well thanks a lot and I just wanna thank all of you because this website has made me learn a lot and comforted me in a hard time when I couldnt talk tomanyome about it [Smile]

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Heather
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Ovulation is not something that happens because people are stressed out. Rather, it is something occurs because all the hormonal signals sent in the body, over weeks, are sent to tell the body to ovulate.

We can't know what this pain was from: the only kind of person who can diagnose a cause of pain -- when it's not obvious, like when you break a leg and duh, it hurts! -- is a healthcare provider who can see you in person.

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Juliadawson
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Thank you for the quick response [Smile]
So the whole "stress can make periods be late" stuff is a myth? I think I should talk to a professional then...
And I didn't say I might be ovulating because I'm stressed, I meant maybe it's happening later because I was really stressed when it was supposed to happen so it might have been delayed or something since people always say stress delays periods

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Stress, itself, doesn't really have an impact on menstrual cycles. However, the ways we do -- and more to the point, do not -- manage stress can. Like not sleeping well, or sleeping more or less than usual, eating differently than usual, getting more or less activity than usual, etc.

Make sense?

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Yes it does! But I havent changed my routine at all actually. What's with the late period then?
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Heather
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We can't possibly know. Periods, like all the other parts of our bodies, can be random sometimes or different than we are used to, because bodies are in a pretty constant state of flux. Sometimes we can outright skip periods, too.

Mind, periods are generally only considered late when they are around -- or more than -- five days after the LATEST we expect them.

I hear that right now, you are seeing a period that has not arrived when typically, you would have had one by now. But this will happen now and then.

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Juliadawson
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Well this is the 28th day of my cicle, and the latest I expect it to be. I'll wait the 5 days then, thanks a lot for your help!
Also if it doesn't come in the next five days what should I do? There is no need to take a pregnancy test right?

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Not unless you feel like you'd feel better taking one, which is a totally valid reason to do so. [Smile]

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Ok thanks a lot for your help Heather [Smile]
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You're welcome. [Smile]

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