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5 days late

By Anonymous August 26, 2017 - 3:36pm
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I'm 22 and had sex for the first time 3 weeks ago and I'm 5 days late, last month my period was late by a week because of stress. Should I be worried, I've been pretty stressed out recently and thinking that could be it. I have been feeling like I'm going to get my period, I'm breaking out, breasts hurt and slight cramping. I feel like I'm just being paranoid, if I was pregnant, what would be some symptoms this early?

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Dear Anon,

Thank you for your post.

The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include:
Missed period. If a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant.
Tender, swollen breasts.
Light spotting.

It sounds like your period is on its way. Stress can impact the menstrual cycle. For future, think about using protection. It can reduce the stress of thinking you might be pregnant.


August 26, 2017 - 5:34pm
(reply to Helena)

Oh I did use protection

August 27, 2017 - 8:56am
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