Post # 1
(Not so newbee thats been lurking in the shadows)
I am a perpetually punctual person, down to being able to predict the day and time of my next period. I have never been more than a day late in my life. I am now currently 5 days late, and pregancy test comming up negative.
Has anybody else experienced this before? How many days did it take to get a positive reading? I am going crazy waiting around not knowing.
Post # 3
Unfortunately I have not experienced this but maybe consider calling your doctor to get a blood test? Deep breaths! Were you trying to concieve? If so, maybe you stressing about it could cause you to be late.
Post # 4
@glitterlust: I would say go to the doctor and get bloodwork done.
Post # 5
Those pee stick pregnancy tests won’t be able to detect anything if you are too early in your pregnancy.
Post # 6
it could mean youre pregnant and itsn ot being detected yet, or it could be youre just late for some unknown reason
the month before my BFP i was over 2 weeks late (when ive always been 30-32 days) and took about 10 negative pregnancy tests. then AF came.
so id wait a few days and do another, but its very unusual for a pregnancy not to be detected by the tests after the period is due (not impossible, but unusual) so i think its more likely you arent
Post # 7
@glitterlust: Last year at this exact same time, my period was a *month* late. Negative tests, and I obviously wasnt pregnant. One year later, it’s happening again right now: I’m a month late with no explaination as to why.
So yeah, it definitely can happen.
Post # 8
@glitterlust: I would say that it is most likely delayed ovulation that has made you late. That can be caused by any number of factors including stress, illness, exercise, change in diet, etc. For peace of mind, you can go to the doc and get a blood HCG test (very rarely women don’t get correct results with a pee stick). If that is negative, then you aren’t pregnant. Simple as that.
Post # 9
You could’ve O’d later than usual this cycle, thus making AF late, but to be sure that you are not pregnant, try getting bloodwork done. GL
Post # 10
@glitterlust: I echo some of the previous posters. There are possibly a few things at play:
1. Stress, etc. delayed your ovulation, so your period is late because you ovulated late. Your periods consistently start a certain number of days after you ovulate (give or take only a day or two). The average range is between 10 and 14 days. Personally, I am 10-12 days every. single. month.
2. You may have had an anovulatory cycle when you didn’t ovulate, so your period hasn’t come.
For what it’s worth, you would have gotten a positive if your cycle was as punctual as it typically is. I think either delayed ovulation or skipped ovulation altogether are likely. If you have any sense of what day you ovulate, you’ll know whether or not it’s possible (or too early) to get a positive. Do you happen to track your periods or chart at all?
Post # 11
Well, did you have unprotected sex?
Post # 12
@Hippos: no we wherent trying to, and it wasnt until i was a couple of days late that i realised and now stressing over it.
@badabing88: did you find any particualar reason for it? or just a random occurance?
Post # 13
@mrspitcher8: Ive been tracking it religiously for the past year so that i can keep track of when it falls around our wedding date. So you would think a negative test def means BFN?
Post # 14
@allyouneedislove: there is the possibily that i could actually be, as per my calculations, as we did the day I should have ovulated
Post # 15
@glitterlust: Still have no idea why it happened last year, or why it’s happening again *this* year :-/ I have an appointment scheduled for the end of the month.
Post # 16
Silly question, but are you on birth control? If you are, its possible for you to skip a period and not be pregnant. Sometimes this happens to me, especially if I’m very stressed out or have been on antibiotics or another med that can mess with your cycle. (ps-you probably know this already but antibiotics generally interact with birth control and make it useless. So always use a back up barrier method while on them). Another thing that could cause it is a sudden change in weight. There are a million and one reasons why someone might miss a period, so if you’re really freaked about this call your gyno, or just go to an urgent care to have some blood work done. Good luck!