(Closed) Long period/anovulatory after several regular periods?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ve never paid much attention to my cycles before ttc as they always felt pretty predictable at about 28days. So now that we’ve been ttc for 7 months I’ve been charting. Well last december I had the weirdest cycle ever. First it almost seemed like I never ovulated. fertilityfriend pinpointed a tiny bump in temps about 10 days later than normal. My cycle ended up being 36 days which never happens. Stranger still I usually have pretty obvious AF sysmptoms starting about a week out. I didn’t have a single symptom. Then my next cycle was a few days longer than normal AND I felt like I had AF from hell. It was a weird few months but now my cycle seems back to normal.

 

So yes, unusually cycles can and do happen, its only a concern when they are always crazy. I was reading that you should only really start to freak out if you go 3 months or 2 cycles missing. Thats when you should visit a DR. Chances are you just ovulated late and will start AF late.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I came off the pill and had a few regular cycles.  Now I’ve been three months without a period.  I was talking to another girl who had something similar – regular cycles shortly after coming off the pill, then a lot of irregularity. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@candy11:  It looks like I went off the pill around the same time as you!  I had a withdrawal period immediately after the pill, then two cycles with clear charting characteristics (pre-ovulatory dip, significant rise in post-ovulatory temperature).  I normally had somewhat regular periods before the pill that were 6 weeks long, and it seemed to go back to normal after the pill.  Which I was excited about.  But then it stopped, and I haven’t seen any BBT indication of ovulation in more than three months.  Still waiting…  I don’t know what’s ‘normal’, but I did find it weird that I found someone else who had a similar issue. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Yes, it is common to have one or two anovulatory cycles a year. My last cycle was anovulatory, although it was the same length as a normal cycle for me, and I had been having regular cycles for the previous 12 months. The cycle isn’t considered anovulatory until you bleed, so it’s possible you will O late. Since you’re TTA, I wouldn’t consider it safe to have unprotected sex until you confirm O or have a breakthrough bleed. 

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