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My period came early last month and now I'm late.

By Anonymous May 14, 2012 - 6:03am
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Since I had my first period after having my child almost 2 years ago, they have finally been regular. About 7 months after starting my menstrual cycle again it jumped a little over a week ahead (prior to this it came around the 24-26th). It then stayed consistent with that date (around the 14-16th) until last month. Last month it jumped to the 11th. I know for sure because I recently starting tracking my cycle to prepare for trying to become pregnant. I did recently start going back to college so I know there was some added stress this past month. It is now the 14th and I still haven't had my cycle. I don't feel crampy or anything like I would normally. I took a dollar store pregnancy test last night and this morning and both came up negative. With my history that I have told you, do you think the lateness of my cycle is normal or that is should have probably come back on the 11th. Again, my cycles have been very regular since after the birth of my child. Any suggestions!!! This would be a good thing to be pregnant, I am just a little disappointed since I did take the two test's that came out neg.

Thank you!

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  You might not be pregnant if you had a negative test.  The delay in your cycle might be due to stress. Sometimes we're so stressed out that our body decreases the amount of a hormone (GnRH), which causes us to not ovulate or menstruate.  You might want to wait a few days and retake a pregnancy test or see your doctor.



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