Post # 1
Period usually comes at 4.5-5 weeks. It’s been 5 weeks and 4 days since my last period. Lower stomach slight cramps, but nothing. No symptoms, maybe a little vertigo and feeling heavier up top, but probably is PMS. We’re looking to TTC this fall, not now, and we definitely used barrier protection. I haven’t been stressed out (till today…) and I’ve gotten the same amount of sleep as always. Maybe switched my workouts to night. That’s all.
Is this early perimenopause or something? I’m in my early 30s. Also, is there a time I should contact my gyno (e.g., if no period after 6 weeks? 7 weeks?)
Post # 2
- 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
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
Take a pregnancy test? Obviously barrier methods are not 100% effective. If it’s negative then you probably just ovulated late.
Post # 5
I doubt that it is perimenopause. The first thing to rule out would be pregnancy. My period has been late before.
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
Read somewhere that taking gummy prenatals delays one’s period too. Huh. Waiting till Sun/6 week mark and testing if nothing then.
Post # 10
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 # 11
Took test (generic brand detects early preg)–NOT pregnant.
still no period, 5 weeks and 5 days. I read somewhere folate in gummy vitamins can lengthen cycles and I took one/day since early January.
Post # 12
- 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
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
- 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.