Late Period

on Nov 11, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

I used to get my period every 30-35 days but as of this summer I've had my period every 30 days, on the spot. Last month, October, my period was one day late which wasn't a big deal. This month, November, my period is already 4 days late and I'm a little worried.

I haven't had sex or anything so I know it's probably nothing serious but I'm just a little anxious. Any advice?

3 Replies

Many possibilities on Nov 12, 2008 @ 09:34 am

First, you should make an appointment with your doctor. I am not a health professional, so the advice I'm about to give is purely just my perspective. Only a doctor can tell you what's going on.

Here's what I'm thinking:
1. How old are you/how long have you been having your period? Fluctuations and missed periods are not uncommon during any time of hormone fluctuation (including puberty or late puberty). I got my period at 14 and it didn't settle into a really consistent rhythm until probably 18 or so.

2. Are you under more stress than usual? This always messes with my cycle - and I'm over 30.

3. Are you on any birth control, and if so, have you forgotten to take it (even missing by only a few hours)?

4. Do you have any other symptoms, like pains in your lower abdomen which could be a sign of cysts or endometriosis? Don't get freaked out by this question; these things are treatable.

5. Have you changed your diet or exercise program recently?

6. Is anything else in your life out of the ordinary? Sometimes a cycle will go out of sync "just because".

I wouldn't worry too much about it. Some girls never really settle into a consistent cycle and end up going on the Pill to regulate it. But if it's more than a week late, I would consult a doctor anyway, even if it shows up - just to be on the safe side.


Ali de Bold
Normal on Nov 12, 2008 @ 11:15 am

Mine is usually like clockwork but if I'm stressed it can be a week early or a week late. It sounds normal to me but if you are nervous definitely talk to the Doctor.

It's ok on Nov 12, 2008 @ 09:07 pm

Thanks a lot for replying. I ended up getting my period today so nothing to worry about. It's a bit annoying that I'm not as regular anymore but at least I'm still getting it right?

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