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Delayed period after losing virginity?

Hi. Okay so I want to start off by saying that my period has always been irregular.. Yes it comes every month but it is usually anywhere after the 19-20th day.. On December 19th I lost my virginity. We did use a condom and I made sure he pulled out beforehand. The day I lost my virginity I was supposed to get my period a couple of days later.. When I went home that night I went to the bathroom and wiped and the entire tissue paper was full of blood and even some blood clots. After that the bleeding lessened and became pinkish. This lasted a few days until the last day it was brown and barely visible. I wanna say that lasted 3 days.. So here we are January 7th and my period still has not come and I am completely freaking out. I'm sooo scared of taking a pregnancy test, I really am. Could that blood that came down have been my period or is that normal for it to bleed that much when losing your virginity? Btw in the process of me losing it, it did hurt and to my knowledge I did not bleed. Help, any advice? Is this normal?
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replied January 8th, 2016
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The bleeding after losing your virginity was from tearing of the hymen. Since your period was due some of that may have got mixed in. The day before your period is not in the fertile window. Run a test and see that it is negative so you can get on with your life. I'm happy to hear you used a condom. Think about adding vaginal spermicide (film or insert) for double protection.
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replied January 31st, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, but can vary between 24 and 35 days. Menstrual bleeding normally lasts between two and seven days, with the average being five days.

The regular menstrual cycle in a woman is regulated by secretion of hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and those from the ovary. Any defect in any of these three sites can change the cyclic changes that occur in the ovary and the uterus and hence influence the menstrual flow.

If you think, you may be pregnant, The best and easy way to confirm would be to do a urine pregnancy test at home.

Home pregnancy urine tests are very sensitive and are around 97% accurate when done correctly. Such tests can be done at least 1 day after you have missed your monthly period (which otherwise where normally regular). If it is negative, a repeat test after 7 days of missing the period, would definitely be confirmatory

If your PT is persistently negative and pregnancy is ruled out then your lack of periods could be due to non-pregnancy causes including - Severe stress and anxiety, acute weight changes, eating disorders (Bulemia), Athletes (Rigorous exercise), conditions like ovarian cysts (with irregular cycles), surgical procedures, Hormonal conditions (Eg Dysfunctional uterine bleeding) and hypothyroidism.

If not already done, you may consult with your OBGYN doctor who can examine you and provide you proper care and advice. A few tests including a ultrasound, thyroid function tests and others can be done to determine any treatable cause.

If your cause is due to imbalance of hormonal levels , then your doctor will provide you proper medications which will help to regularize your menstrual cycles.

But the treatment in such conditions will be required for a few months and you should be patient and follow your doctor advice.

I hope this helps.
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