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Late period!

By November 29, 2011 - 3:10pm
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Hi there,

I am 30 years old and as far as I am concerned I am healthy. I have been diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago but my period has always been regular. My cycle is normally 28-29 days. However, last month I had period pain for about 2 weeks before my period came and it was 7 days late. It was very heavy and clotted. I did have unprotected sex though but my pregnancy tests came negative.

This month, period is again 5 days late so far and there is no sign of it coming. We did not have unprotected sex and I am not sure what's going on! Any suggestions?

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Hi ADominguez81,
For such thing it is best to see a gynecologist to be sure. They might do blood work or give you prescriptions for helping your hormones balance just like Maryann said and see what's going on. I hope everything goes well.


November 30, 2011 - 11:34am

PCOS is the reason for your recent menses changes.

According to PubMed Health, "Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones. This hormone imbalance may cause changes in the menstrual cycle, skin changes, small cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other problems."

Symptoms of PCOS include absent period, irregular menstrual periods, which may be more or less frequent or range from very light to very heavy. Developing male sex characteristics, such as a decreased breast size, deepening of th voice, enlargement of the clitoris and increased body hair on the chest, abdomen and face is possible. Some women may notice increased body hair around their nipples.

Consult your gynecologist regarding available medications that are prescribed to treat the hormonal balance and help regulate your menstrual cycle.

I hope this explains it,


November 29, 2011 - 5:05pm
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