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7 day late period - cervical cancer or pregnancy?

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Okay, well my period is 7 days late. I have been having lower back pains, more discharge and hot flashes like crazy, however I don't think I am pregnant. It's probably weird to just go by instinct but I am thinking I should wait longer before getting an HPT. I haven't had any abdominal cramps but I have been extremely gassy but trouble pooping. I am thinking I may wait another week before taking an HPT just because like I said instinct is telling me I am not pregnant, however I am a little concerned just for the fact that my sister was just diagnosed with cervical cancer, should I be worried about other outcomes other than pregnancy?
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replied July 22nd, 2009
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Have you been taking steps to lower your risk of cervical cancer?

Good thinking with waiting another week
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replied July 23rd, 2009
I don't really know any "steps" to lower my risk of cervical cancer.
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replied July 23rd, 2009
if you are under the age of 26 you are eligible to get teh shots for HPV. They are ONLY effective if you take ALL 3 shots. so make sure you do. That will helps decrease your risk with the HPV virus which is growing today. I got it with my boyfriend and we were in what i THOUGHT was a monogamous relationship of 8 years. I am over the age of 26 and could not ahve gotten the vacinne. Sad Oh, and just take the test now, so you can stop worrying. You do have symptoms of pregnancy but waiting another week works too. whatever you are confertable with. good luck
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replied July 23rd, 2009
I took a test earlier today and it came out negative. So I was thinking waiting another week and still no period than taking another one. I've been under lots of stress so I know that can be effecting it. A friend of mine didn't get hers for two months after her and her fiance split up do to the stress she was under. So I know that can put it off but it's the not knowing for sure WHY it hasn't arrived yet that drives me nuts. AHA
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replied July 23rd, 2009
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Yes, stress can make your period come late. If your period still doesn't come next week you should make a doctor's appt. if your hpts are still coming up negative. It is amazing what stress will do to your body.
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replied July 23rd, 2009
Yeah pretty ridiculous if you ask me haha! The more I think about the late period the more stressed I get and the later the period is. It's like unintentional self torture.
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