(Closed) When do you consider yourself 'late'?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

without tracking your cycles, there is no real way to know.

For sanity’s sake, I’d wait until the weekend at least, and preferably after your longest cycle to date. It will save you a lot of heartache in the “waiting” game of TTC

Post # 3
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

At least track using a phone ap so you get a better idea of your cycle. I thought I was pretty regular until I started doing that a year and a half ago. Turns out I’m completely all over the place. I’ve ranged from 24 day to 66 days. I’d wait until after your longest cycle to test.

Post # 5
14970 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I wasn’t taking BC my cycles were anywhere from 35-42 and even 49 days regularly.  I didn’t consider myself late and wonder until 56 days.

Post # 6
1246 posts
Bumble bee

 smiles4jo:  I wouldn’t be concerned until after a week.


Post # 7
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Before I was on the pill, I’d consider late anything that was beyond my longest cycle length in the past year or two.  

Post # 8
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’d say that you’re “late” after your longest cycle length – so I’d wait until CD34 to test.  Realistically, you don’t know for sure if that’s late enough to test, because without tracking your cycles in any other way you have no idea when or if you ovulated, but I’d say that’s the best way to avoid making yourself crazy by testing too early if you don’t want to track or chart in more detail.

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