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Hi there, i just wanna ask about my period. I had it last nov.17, and i am expecting my period this december, today, but it hasn't come yet. Last nov, right after my period, i've had sex for five days with my partner and i want to ask if it was safe? I am having this abdominal pain, everyday, for like early in the morning, and then before lunch, after dinner, is that a sign of pregnancy? Well, that is just what i am going through right now. I am not feeling another signs and symptoms.

We've been using calendar method for three months now, and i didnt get pregnant when we did it. So i thought that it was working for me, but now im worried because im delayed. I dont know what to do. Can you give me advice please.

And my menstrual cycle is 28-29 usually.



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replied December 15th, 2011
Sexual Health - Women Answer A29451
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
You can have 5-10 days delay in your period which is considered to be normal. However, since you had been sexually active after finishing with periods (you are closer to your fertile days after finishing with periods), you can be at risk for pregnancy. The recent symptoms could suggest chances of pregnancy. Do not depend on appearance of symptoms alone as indication for pregnancy as few women can experience only a few of the symptoms or even none. Wait and watch for your periods. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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