Post # 1
a little background on me… I stopped taking bc in June. Since then my cycles have been very regular… Between 28 and 30 days. I’m currently on CD 35 with no sign of AF and bfn all around. My husband is insisting that I make a doctors appt (mostly because he is convinced I am pregnant, but partially because he thinks I should figure out whats going on if I’m not.)
will the doctor do anything at this point? I feel like I am only…5 days late from my longest cycle and could still be regulating and they may just brush it off and tell me to keep waiting. Had anyone seen a doctor in a similar situation? Was it helpful? What did they do?
Post # 3
@yougotme: Honestly, I would just take a pregnancy test.
If you aren’t pregnant, and are worried because your cycle has been unusually long, your doctor is very unlikely to do anything at this stage; most will not investigate unless you have been irregular for 6 months plus, or TTC for 12 months plus (at least, in the UK).
So yeah, take a test, and go from there.
Post # 4
@barbie86: I already have taken a handful of tests… All negative.
Post # 5
I’d give it at least another week. A doctor won’t do anything if you’re only 5 days “late” especially if you don’t know for sure when ovulation happened (you likely ovulated late, or haven’t ovulated yet, and so your cycle is longer)
Post # 6
@yougotme: Ahh OK; as I said, personally I would not see the doctor at this stage as it is unlikely they will do anything. You came off BC fairly recently, and it can take 6-18 months for your body to adjust depending on what method you were on.
If this happens again next month/another two months in a row, then I would consider seeing your doctor to maybe get blood tests done to rule out something like PCOS and make sure everything is OK; but I feel it would be premature to seek medical advice at this stage personally.
HOWEVER, mine is a UK perspective; over here, they just would not do anything if you had one late period, they’d probably laugh you out of the office. So, my view may be biased, and perhaps another bee can chime in with advice that might be more relevant 🙂
Post # 7
@yougotme: you may still be regulating from the pill. Most doctors want you to try for a year before they will run any tests.
Post # 8
Short answer: No.
You usually have to be +10 days GUARANTEED late. For example, you seem like your cycles are irregular and you’re not quite sure…this would mean you should probably hold off even longer.
Unless something like this is constant every cycle, there’s little they’ll do. Plus you just finished BC…it can take people MONTHS to regulate.
Post # 9
Fro my experience, a doctor won’t see until you are 60 days out from your last period. You body may have had regular cycles right after going off the pill but it can take months or even a year for your body to fully regulate.
Post # 10
I had a procedure done a month after I stopped taking the pill. When I saw the doc, I mentioned to her I still hadn’t had a period. She wasn’t concerned. She still wasn’t concerned 2 weeks later when I still didn’t have a cycle ~6 weeks after stopping the pill. I asked her then when I should call her if I still didn’t get it.
She said if after 2 months I still didn’t have anything, she’d want me to come back in and discuss jump starting. She told me it’s not concerning to have a really long cycle after stopping BC because your body has to regulate. My first cycle off BCP was 42 days (I started right after the dr visit!!) and the next was 38. Currently on CD 22 with no ovulation yet.
I don’t think the dr will do anything at this point. Even if you are able to get an appt, I highly doubt they’ll do anything other than confirm you aren’t pregnant.
Post # 11
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@yougotme: Make an appointment for two weeks from now. Test every few days to make sure you aren’t pregnant. If AF comes before the appointment date, cancel the appointment. If AF doesn’t show up, go to the appointment to discuss with your doctor and request a blood test if you have any pregnancy symptoms or think you might be pregnant. Some ladies never test positive on at home tests for some reason. I don’t think you’re pregnant but it’s a possibility that should be explored if you go to your doctor.
Post # 12
I just wanted to add that my BFP with DD was on day 45. Don’t stop trying, you may just O later this cycle.
Post # 13
@yougotme: If you haven’t gotten AF in a week, I’d test again. I think you either O’d later than you thought or your cycles are still tryig to regulate themselves.