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When can I expect my period

By Anonymous October 25, 2010 - 6:55pm
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I usually have a 30 day cycle. I am at day 45 now and still no period. My boyfriend and I usually rely on the pull out method which has proven successful in the past. Still we try to take into account days when I am to ovulate and have sex with a condom on those days if we have sex at all. I have taken three hpt and all have come up negative. I have no feelings of being pregnant right now. earlier in my cycle this past month (before ovulation) I was more stressed out than usual. I lost about 8 lbs which is a big deal for me because I'm only about 120. I don't think i have ever missed a period before (I do have lots of irregularity though and have been late and early plenty of times). When should I suspect to get my period back. I have been taking some herbal supplements that are supposed to cause uterine contractions but nothing so far. going to planned parenthood tomorrow to take a more sensitive urine test. Please help

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Finally got my period . 17 days late and it did finally come. I'm happy that I'm not tortured with a wandering mind any more. Any woman out there should know that it may come awfully late but it can still come. I think my most definite symptom of PMS is getting really worried that my period isn't here. Thank you for the advice.

October 27, 2010 - 6:02am
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Just had my highly sensitive test done today and it came up negative. I still don't know what is up with me though. I have an ob gyn appointment next thursday that will hopefully shed some insight. Does anyone else have any ideas of what might be going on with my body. I can't imagine that stress i had at the beginning of my cycle would push back my period this far (16 days)

October 26, 2010 - 9:37am
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I know what you mean, but over the past few years I have answered dozens of questions weekly from women who can not fathom why their period is late-- or even missed completely!-- with no pregnancy, no medical conditions.

It is great that you are going in for a medical evaluation, to rule out any possible medical condition. In the meantime, you can just know that our bodies are not like clockwork; we are constantly reacting and interacting with our environments, and our hormones can change/alter just slightly enough to "cause" a change in bleeding pattern (menstrual cycle). I know it's unsettling to not know, but excessive stress, recent illness, new medication, any change in the environment really can effect your menstrual cycle.

Please let us know how your medical appointment goes, and if you receive any additional information!

October 26, 2010 - 12:35pm
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Anon - You've mentioned that you're more stressed out than usual. This alone can cause a late period even if they're been regular in the past. Your test tomorrow should confirm whether or not you're pregnant or just late with your period. Other than confirming that you're taking the right steps to find out why you're late there isn't much more anyone can do.

October 25, 2010 - 7:15pm
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