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One day late and cramping/yellow discharge. Could I be pregnant?

I was expecting my period yesterday and it didn't come. Usually I am very regular since I'm 20, but for the past 4 months, I have been very irregular. One period lasting for 4 days, one period three days early, and now I am a day late. I have had about two days of cramping and my breasts have been tender, which is normal for me, and today I noticed I was having yellow discharge. For these four months, I've spent most of them constipated. I haven't actually had skin to skin intercourse. Sorry for TMI, but we normally keep our underwear on and have 'dry sex' or mutually pleasure each other. Sorry for the visual. For about a month, I have had itching and swelling in my vaginal area and I noticed a small lump near the opening. I assumed it was a yeast infection. Yesterday I was nauseous, but I get like that when I'm nervous, especially now while worrying about pregnancy. I've had one headache and a decreased appetite. And last night, I couldn't sleep at all. I kept tossing and turning and I barely slept. I'm so worried I'm pregnant. Hopefully the stress is causing my period to be delayed. I'm in school and my one year relationship with my bf is kind of rocky. I can't support a child right now. And please don't say I should be responsible. I know this. Thank you for any input.
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replied December 30th, 2011
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The symptoms could suggest chances of pregnancy if pre-cum or semen has come in contact with vagina. Delay in periods can also be caused due to stress, hormonal derangements, etc. Wait and watch for your periods. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop any new symptoms, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. 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) as well as regulate 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. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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