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My period is 39 days late, why is this?

By Anonymous July 23, 2012 - 11:51pm
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I am 22 years old and I haven't had a period in 39 days. I am sexually active but my boyfriend and I ALWAYS use condoms and none have ever broken or torn. We also make sure he pulls out before finishing. I took a home pregnancy test (first response digital one) this morning with morning urine and it was negative. I know the chances are quite slim, but if nothing happens I plan to retest in a few days.

I've been tracking my periods for about a year now, and I've come to the conclusion that I might have an irregular cycle. My cycle tends to fluctuate between 28-32 days with the longest time without a period being 36 days. My last period came about a week early on the 16th of June, being a 23 day cycle. It acted like the rest of my periods being rather heavy and being the normal length. I also had some odd mid-cycle spotting around July 5th, around the time I thought I was ovulating due to the change in discharge. It looked like small streak of old brown blood and lasted 2-3 days, ending with what looked to be dark fresher blood. No more spotting has been found since then. I thought it may have been ovulation bleeding and then re-estimated my period to come around July 17-20th. I know without a test I cannot know for sure if I even ovulated.

I have changed my diet, I reintroduced myself to eating red meat and started taking vitamin B-12 supplements after learning I had a deficiency. Before taking the pregnancy test I had been stressing about the possibility of being pregnant quite a bit, but I am trying to relax about it now. My sleep patterns has also changed a bit as I am visiting my boyfriend out-of-state in a different time zone for a few months. I will be returning home the 22 of August and I plan to make an appointment with my obygn, but for now I am just curious as to why I might be so late if it isn't pregnancy. Can stress really make you miss a period completely? Or is my cycle just being really irregular?

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Hello there, my period was 40 days late and I was freaking out. Period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms are a little same for some people so don't be worried if your period is late and you know you had protected sex. It's just the stress that u go through it actually make your period late. Try not to stress and relax yourself. It will come it's ur body and you can't force it to do it anything that it supposed to do itself. And I just hope u get the results you've been waiting for :).

December 22, 2016 - 2:30am
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Am waiting mother, since June have been having irregular menstrual cycle in June my menstruations was 30days and always 30days before bt in July it change to 33days, and now in August it change to 36days. What's d cause

August 25, 2016 - 12:36pm
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