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Late periods two months in a row?

By Anonymous February 3, 2018 - 10:10am
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This is the second month that my period has came late. Last month, I did not start until 6 days after expected. It was normal in the fact that it last 3 days but it was very watery and a red brighter than I normally have. This month, I started 3 days late. I’m on my second day now and it has been just like last month, bright red and watery. I have also had cramps worse than I normally do but no clots.

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since we had a miscarriage in September. I am not on birth control and have had no changes in lifestyle or diet.

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Hello. Thank you for writing today.

There are many factors and reasons why you may have a late/missed period. The most common are - stress, a change in routine, hormonal imbalance, excessive exercise, illness, a poor diet, taking medications, changing birth control methods, weight gain or weight loss, thyroid issues, eating disorders or a change in body chemistry.

The consistency of your menstrual flow is in part an indication of how much endometrium or uterine lining is mixed with the blood. Typically, menstrual blood is a little thicker than 'normal' bleeding because of the tissue it contains. So, a woman's menstrual blood may be thin and watery or thick and sticky. When menstrual blood is bright red, it means that the blood is fresh. In other words, it was recently shed and then released from the body.

That you are having your period, even if later than usual, is likely nothing to worry about, but you can check in with your doctor about it for peace of mind.


February 3, 2018 - 10:56am
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