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Period Late by 2 Days, on Ortho-Trycyclen-Lo, what's up?

Hey, just got a few concerns going on - my period's late by two days. I'm on OTL, been taking it for about half a year (June). Normally, I've always gotten my period right on time, but this is a bit worrying. My bf and I had unprotected sex twice, didn't climax until 5+ mins out of me, happened right at the very beginning of my period (or the very end of the last one, not quite sure) and the day my period was supposed to arrive (Friday). We might have had it before then, but I can't quite remember; pretty sure we didn't, but there might always be a chance.

Some symptoms I've had, categorized by normal or abnormal.

Normal - Abdomen pain, some back pain, leg pain in this shins.

Abnormal - The back pain is a bit more than usual. I've also been more tired (However, I have exams and I've been studying and staying up late). I've been peeing (and thirsty, might go hand in hand) more than usual too (started last week, but unsure whether or not this is attributable to a bladder problem I have). I'm also having bad knee pain.

I don't know if stress is responsible for this or if it's a pregnancy. I haven't taken a test yet, going to wait until after exams (which will be about 4 days). What could it be?
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replied January 16th, 2013
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Changes in stress levels, lifestyle changes, sleep and diet pattern changes can affect hormonal levels causing delay in periods by about 5-10 days. Sometimes you may also experience 1-2 missed periods while being on hormonal contraceptive pills. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. Start the next pill pack at scheduled time (if pregnancy chances are ruled out) even if you do not have your periods. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
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