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could stress and losing virginity cause delayed menstruation?

im 18 and lost my virginity for the first time on may 23, we used a condom and only did it once. I don't really count my cycle because it changes. the first day of my period was may 10 and had it for a week. normally I get my period 2nd week of the month or on the the last 2 weeks. I get my period every month except june 2012 where I didn't get my period at all and I was still single that time. this week I get the usual symptoms that I experienced before having my period: boobs hurt, cramp, dizziness, breaking out and bloated up until now I haven't have my period, since that day ive been worrying if im pregnant or not. to be honest im really scared. im still in my sophomore yr in college. im not what to say now but please tell me its all in my head.
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replied June 22nd, 2014
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Since your time of intercourse is around your midcycle time, chances of pregnancy could be possible (as suggested by your symptoms). Condoms are known to have failures, and hence if you are not on any other regular birth control measures, chances of pregnancy resulting could be possible if semen or pre-cum has come in contact with vagina. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. 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). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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