Post # 1
I went to the doctor for a blood test yesterday and it came back negative. As of today I’m CD39 and my period is 11 days late. The doctor (family practice—not the lady doc) didn’t seem too concerned that it was negative and how late my period is, despite my period always being normal and on schedule before (no stress, no health issues, etc.). He said I could still be pregnant and wants me to go in weekly to test, basically test until I either get a positive or my period comes.
He also said women sometimes just miss a period and that it can sometimes happen a couple times a year and they would test for other things if I’ve missed up to 3 periods. I’m doing my best to stay off the Internet and research this, because I know I’ll self diagnose myself with something (so please no scary stories of what this may mean!).
So have you ever just missed a period or had AF turn up really, really late completely out of the blue? Or do you know someone who’s had a positive after all this time?
Post # 3
Yup. A freak incident of skipping aunt flo happened to me a couple of times throughout my life, no big deal.
I was concerned when I stopped getting it all together, independent of the “Where’d you go, Aunt Flo?” months that I mentioned above. That was a hormonal imbalence, but nothing that couldn’t be corrected. It was a very minor thing to treat. But outside of this condition, which you probably don’t have, it’s a normal phenomenon I experienced when I wasn’t having sex with anyone, (couldn’t be pregnant) and wasn’t particularly stressed out. I think that happened twice in my lifetime of periods.
Post # 4
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@jesstagirl: I used to have MIA periods all the time. Turns out, I wasn’t ovulating at all, hence no bleeding. Do you know if you ovulated in the month before your missing period? Might be worth keeping track of for future references – just so you know what’s happening if AF doesn’t show!
Post # 5
I’m going through this right now, except I’m nearing two months without a period. Have you recently gotten off birth control? I came off the pill in February, had a normal cycle, and now I’m missing AF. Sometimes it takes a while to regulate after coming off the pill. Try not to worry, and keep us posted!
Post # 6
I was on bc – the mini pill, which can sometimes suppress ovulation. It hadn’t happened to me in 3 years, until this past summer when my period went missing for over 2 months. I decided to stop taking the pill and my period came within 2 weeks. Hope everything works out the way you want it to! 🙂
Post # 7
I’ve been off the pill for 7+ months and I was regular right when I got off (went right into 28/29-day cycles), which is why it’s strange that it’s so out of the blue to just stop! I have been tracking my ovulation and according to the strips (that I’ve been using every month!) I ovulated.
I’m just sitting tight till something happens now! Today’s actually been rather calm for me. I haven’t been anxious about it at all. I think hearing the negative from the doctor put things into perspective, now I just need my body to figure out what’s going on.
Post # 8
You can get a positive OPK and not ovulate! The only way to confirm ovulation is with a progesterone test 7 days after you THINK you ovulated, and even that can be iffy sometimes.
I would guess that you are just having a longer than normal cycle (you ovulated later than you thought) or an anovulatory cycle. They happen sometimes, even to the most regular of people.
I hope you get some answers, or your period, soon!
Post # 10
I was wondering the same thing. 🙂
Post # 11
Nothing new to report, but thanks for asking!! Still negative on tests across the board (blood and urine) and still no period. It’s late by 17 days now. I’m on CD46 and 31DPO. I should’ve stopped googling it by now, but I’m still finding women who’ve been pregnant, but got negative results throughout their pregnancy, so even though I keep getting devestated with each negative test, there’s still that small amount of hope in the back of my mind. My doctor even says that I still could be since I’ve been so regular and normal before. He also mentioned the anovulatory cycle.
To have hope, even the smallest amount, and feel defeated at the same time is just frustrating and annoying.
My next period is supposed to be in a week and a half, so I’m curious if it’ll show up. If it doesn’t the doctor said they can do some other tests to see what’s up. Since my husband is deploying in early July we want to know what’s going on sooner rather than later.