Post # 1
I have not had a period for 67 days and I have not ovulated since early July. I am not currently TTC but my husband and I have loosely talked about trying in the next two months. Should I see a doctor for this issue now, or do you think a doctor would just not consider trying to help if I am not trying to get pregnant just yet? Am I going to look silly asking a doctor for help when it’s not even a real issue yet?
Post # 2
Are you on birth control or any other medication that would stop your periods? If you aren’t, then yes it’s worth seeing. It could be a serious medical condition that will take months to straighten out.
Post # 3
Quitos Girl: The advice we give is that in the absence of other symptoms, there is no reason to see a doctor until you have missed two periods.
You can do the “Check Your Symptoms ” here. Your answers will determine the recommendation.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t bother. If this is a one time occurance, they’r probably just going to chalk it up to stress and tell you to a. continue to wait, or b. give you drugs to induce. I’ve had 60+ days periods every now and then for as long as I can remember and doctor never seemed concerned.
Post # 5
I would call the doctor and ask what they recommend. My OB had no problem checking some things about before we started TTC.
Post # 6
67 days is a long time to go without a period. I would see a doctor in case it’s something serious. I would be concerned for the future when you’re ready to TTC.
Post # 7
Wow, lots of conflicting insights here. My concern is that if I let this go on longer, that it could have adverse effects. I don’t want to damage my body for when I do want to TTC.
Post # 8
Quitos Girl: Did you do the “Check Your Symptoms” on the link I gave you?
You will always get “conflicting insights ” in response to any medical question, but how many of them are from recognized medical advice websites?
Post # 9
Is this the first time this has happened? Yes, I would. I personally did at about the 70 day mark. It turned out after coming off BC, I didn’t have a period for about 8-9 months. So they did many preg tests in those 8-9 months, but also did blood tests, ultrasounds and finally diagnosed me with PCOS and jumpstarted a period for me using progesterone. I now manage this with the pill.
But don’t jump to crazy conclusions that it’s automatically something wrong. It could be stress related or maybe you’ve never had regular cycles, or something else. I think if you are considering TTC, you should go in for a check up anyway.
Post # 10
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Quitos Girl: I’d say for one missed period and negative HPTs I wouldn’t bother. If it happens again then maybe have a chat to your dr about it. If they’ve got any concerns they’ll test. I got mine 4 times in 12 months and only had it checked out because we wanted to TTC. (the diagnosis wound up being PCOS, which would be handy to know for if/when you eventually do want to TTC).
Post # 11
I would go now. If you end up having PCOS or something, you will want to get a diagnosis asap, because ttc can take much longer and you may need to take meds or start diet/exercise program. Your doctor should take you seriously, if not, get a different one!
Post # 12
I went in after 2 missed periods. Fortunately there was nothing serious causing it (no clear answers, either), but it took a substantial jolt to my system to get things started again – the first progesterone prescription didn’t work, then I had to get a shot, so all-in-all it was 5 months with no period. I wasn’t TTC either but it sure was annoying, and I think it’s always better to at least ask now than deal with bigger issues down the road.
Post # 13
It’s not healthy for you to go more than 90 days without a period — your uterine lining needs to be shed every 3 months, at least, or it puts you at increased risk for certain cancers and other issues. So, if you are approaching 90 days with no period, you’ll want to go see a doctor, and s/he’ll give you a drug to induce your period.
I used to never get my period (by never I mean more than 3 months between periods), so I know this firsthand from speaking with several doctors. They all said the same thing. If you go to a doctor now, they’ll probably just ask if you want to go on the pill — that’s the most they can do. So wait till you get closer to 3 months and then go in so they can give you something to induce it/ It really is important to induce it after 3 months without a period.
Sorry for the rambling, repetitive response — I am just trying to get my point across! 🙂 I feel that I am an expert on this issue, having gone so long with such looong cycles and haviing seen so many doctors about it.
Post # 14
That happened to me. I didn’t have my period for over a hundred days. It turned out that I had ovarian cysts (I was actually diagnosed with PCOS). It doesn’t mean you have the same issue, but I think it’s absolutely worth it to check things out. If you’re not pregnant, the missed period signals at some hormonal imbalances, which will make it harder for you to conceive. I would take care of it now.
Post # 15
It’s possible there is a bigger issue at hand—I would check with your doctor. At least give the office a call and try to talk to them or get an opinion.