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Late period- normal?

By Anonymous August 17, 2017 - 11:16am
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Fyi: I am 19 and a virgin, and not on birth control pills.
So, usually I get my period around the same time of a month, (track it via an app) and it lasts 3-4 days total (always has, so not unusual) not including spotting days...
About a month ago I statrted taking supplements such as iron and zinc in pill forms. Since then my bowel movement and appetite have changed drastically and also, got a procedure on my nose that after it I was at bed rest for almost a month, ending up gaining about 4 pounds from nonstop lounging in bed.

My question is - I was supposed to get my period this Monday. I started having cramps a day or two prior (as I always have) and tender breasts, but yet to have my period...
Wanted to know if that's normal or not?
Again, didn't have sex, or anything. Should I be worried? Cause I have been still having cramps and tender breasts on and off for a few days now regardless.
Thanks, would appreciate your comments,

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Thanks for the reply, Susan. Hopefully I'm gonna get my period soon...
About my nose: I had turbinates removal and it should have been two weeks rest, but I was in such pain and I had a lot of bleeding, so I got more days off.
Best, Emmanuelle

August 17, 2017 - 1:10pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Ouch, that sounds painful. I hope you're feeling better.

Many procedures cause these delays. The menstrual cycle is very sensitive to stress on the body or mind. You'll get back to normal soon.

August 17, 2017 - 1:17pm
HERWriter Guide

Hello Emmanuelle

Thank you for writing.

The supplements you are taking can indeed change bowel movements and can cause constipation. Take iron once or twice a week instead of every day to see if that helps.

Why are you on best rest for a month due to a procedure on your nose? That's a very long time - your weight gain is understandable. Getting back to a normal schedule will see your weight drop off. Your period is likely late due to these changes in your life. You're only a few days late and obviously can't be pregnant. You will likely get back to normal once you're up and about.

August 17, 2017 - 12:11pm
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