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was to start my new period a few days ago

I had my last period at the beginning of the month and it was normal 5-6days heavy. After I did have sever abdominal pain for a week after my last period. I have not had sex since I had my last period. However I did twice two weeks before my last period. But I did get my period and it was normal at the beginning of the month. Now I was to start my new period a few days ago but still haven't. What could cause this?
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replied August 1st, 2014
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If your sexual contact was around your ovulation, time, chances of pregnancy are possible and the bleeding that you had could have been probable decidual bleeding. If your periods does not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get missed periods, or abnormal periods, or if you develop any new symptoms, visit 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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