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Late period 2 months in a row...

By April 19, 2012 - 2:46pm
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This is the second month in a row that my period is late. Last month my period was a week late. When it came, it only lasted about 4 days and was light. My periods usually last 5-6 days and are heavier. I figured my cycle was just changing; however, I was late again this month, this time by *hopefully* by only 2 days. (There was a little blood earlier when I used the bathroom.) I am not on any birth control, and my boyfriend and I do not use condoms all the time, usually he just pulls out. (Yes, I know that isn't good.) I've been very nauseous for the past few weeks, my appetite has changed (not as hungry & when I do eat I have to force myself to finish just a little bit of food), and just not feeling like myself. I also lost 10 pounds in about 3-4 weeks without trying-BEFORE the nauseous & appetite change really started happening. My boyfriend is thinking we need to take a pregnancy test. Any other ideas about what this could be? Is it normal? I really don't want to be pregnant...kind of been in denial about the whole thing. Thanks!

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Last month my period was a week late came on the last day of the month June 30 this stayed on for 4 days which means it really was on already in July however in my head I was still late from June's cycle now it's August 1 nothing

August 1, 2017 - 1:07am
EmpowHER Guest

Ive been 4-5 days late for the past 2 months. Its really light and i usually bleed horribly. I am on birthcontrol and have been for over a year. The guy im seeing doesnt wear protection but usually pulls out. Only a couple times has he failed to pull out. Ive taken home pregnancy test and they have came out negative. What is wrong with me?

March 11, 2015 - 8:49pm
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Hello Anonymous,

The change in the start of your period and flow might be related to the birth control method you are using. This is only a guess.

Since it is causing you concern, consider discussing it with your gynecologist.


March 12, 2015 - 9:33am
EmpowHER Guest

hello, I was 4 days late month in October, my period lasted for the normal 5 days, now here it is November and I am already 2 days late.. I have not taken a pregnancy test.. Can you PLEASE tell me what is going on?

November 6, 2012 - 1:50pm

Hello Anonymous,

Possible reasons for a late (2 weeks late) period would be pregnancy, if you are having unprotected sex, perimenopausal changes, if you are in your 40s or 50s, hormonal condition, such as hyperthyroidism or lifestyle changes, such as excessive exercise, stress or extreme weight loss or extreme weight gain.

Hope this helps you find the reason for your late period.


April 20, 2012 - 6:03pm
EmpowHER Guest

the same thing happen to me tooo but its going on for 3 now it went from the 2nd to 7 to the 15 and this month i still anit started its noww two weeks late

April 20, 2012 - 11:36am

Hello Anonymous,
From what you have shared, I don't think that you are pregnant. Yes, you are at a high risk for conceiving since you and your boyfriend are having unprotected sex. And yes, "pulling out" is not an effective form of birth control.

I am thinking more in the line of a problem with your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces hormones, which are essential for the function of every cell in the body.

Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid gland include fatigue, irregular menstrual periods even lack of menstrual periods, weight loss, nausea and vomiting.

Either way, possible pregnancy or some other condition, I think you should make an appointment for a general physical exam, including blood tests, with your primary care physician.


April 19, 2012 - 5:25pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks for the quick reply! I will definitely be making a doctor's appointment to determine what's wrong.

April 19, 2012 - 6:15pm
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