Late period, pretty sure not pregnant(?)

posted 3 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
1028 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

There could be a number of things causing this, most are not serious. I had an issue a couple of years ago where mine stopped, and the doctor told me they wouldn’t start any medical tests until it had been 3 months without a period. That’s in the UK though, so could well be different where you are.

After 3 months, they started taking blood tests, etc. 

Post # 3
8967 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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carmensandiego38 :  could just be a wonky cycle but even if you used protection just take a test to be sure. While typically reliable birth control can fail and your doc will ask if you took a test before being seen for an appointment anyways. 

Post # 4
3123 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Take a pregnancy test? Obviously barrier methods are not 100% effective. If it’s negative then you probably just ovulated late.

Post # 5
2465 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I doubt that it is perimenopause. The first thing to rule out would be pregnancy. My period has been late before. 

Post # 7
1956 posts
Buzzing bee

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carmensandiego38 :  It’s possible it you just ovulated late this cycle – it can happen randomly, even if your cycles are always regular, and it would delay your period making it appear late. Of course, if you’re in doubt, take a pregnancy test to rule that out. If it’s negative, then odds are you just ovulated late and it’ll show up sometime soon! 

Post # 8
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Have you taken any pregnancy tests? I know you’re not trying yet, but if your period is late that should be the first thing you do. I’m sure you’re aware that no method is 100%, so take a test. Unless you have done that and just didn’t mention it, you should be doing that before posting on the internet or calling your gyno

Post # 10
1910 posts
Buzzing bee

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carmensandiego38 :  the gummy vitamins do that? I take them and never had that issue. I wonder why that would be? I would take a test just to be sure.

Post # 12
1295 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

I think I have missed a period three times in my life when I was not pregnant. The first two times, my period came back on time when I would have expected to start my next cycle after the missed period. The third time my period just would not come back. I waited a long time (maybe 2 months) and I eventually went to see my OB who prescribed Provera after confirming that I wasn’t pregnant (I already knew I was not, but she ran a blood test to be 100% sure). I wouldn’t suggest waiting as long as I did. I think if you get to 6 weeks and still no period, it might be a good time to go in to see your OB. 

Post # 13
123 posts
Blushing bee

Have you changed your diet or started exercising more? Or are you more stressed than usual? All things that could cause your period to be late an extended amount of time. 

Post # 14
49 posts
  • Wedding: July 2020 - Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

It doesn’t seem so late that it’s worth panicking…but as @revonue said, things like stress, weight loss, and overexercise can also all cause amenorrhea. If you do go to the doctor and he/she advices hormone lab tests, I’m mainly commenting to let you know that without fairly good insurance, they will likely be VERY expensive if you’re in the U.S. Not a reason to not do them, of course, but just a heads up. Ask you doctor and the lab about anticipated costs with your insurance.

They may want to check on your levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH), but probably wouldn’t do so until you’ve gone longer without a period and pregnancy has been ruled out. Wishing you the best.

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