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Reasons why I could be delayed in my cycle

By July 10, 2015 - 6:51am
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So I am having a little bit of an issue here with myself. My last two cycle lengths have been 30 and 31 days in length. However this month I am yet to see any signs of my period. My last period began on June 5th (2015) and today is July 10th (2015). That means it has been at least 35 days since my last period. I have noticed that my vagina is more wet than usual but no other symptoms of any kind.

I'm very confused as to what exactly is going on. I had engaged in oral sex where I was fingered by my partner on June 19th and gave oral sex back to him however I don't think doing this could cause a pregnancy. His penis never came in contact with my vagina during this time and we've not had sex since about 6 months ago. I did have a small cold that lasted about 3 days in length from June 16th-19th but other than that I have felt so symptoms of anything not even my regular acne or sore boobs I would get before my period and I still feel nothing.

I am just wondering if anyone could shed some light on this situation. Is it a possibility of pregnancy? What could be the reason behind this delay and what does the increase in vaginal fluids mean?

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!

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Thank you for your response!

Well it has been a waiting game really. I'm stumped on what exactly is happening. My boyfriend and myself engaged in oral sex and fingering on the 19th of June but that was all that we did together all month long. I was expecting my period around July 5th and here we are today July 14th still waiting for something.

I am just curious. If perhaps the days I experience wet discharge (Watery like) it wasn't very stretchy at all was ovulation as you suggested. I noticed for about 5 days a little watery vaginal secretion on my underwear from Tuesday July 7th to Saturday July 11th and then from Sunday July 12th to today July 16th there has been no discharge at all on my underwear. I've felt around down there and it's wet inside my vagina but the consistency is not watery like that time between the 7th and the 11th of this month. Some of the fluid has a tacky like feeling to it and some of it just dries up once I take my finger out. (It's still clear in color).

I guess my question is, what possibly could have caused this sorta delay in ovulation and if this was me ovulation should I expect my period in about two weeks time from those "wet discharge days"? My luteal phase is usually around 13 days.

I don't quite understand what has been the culprit behind such a delay. I had been working a few more hours then usual and my sleep was fairly bad for the beginning of the month until around the 15th and my diet hadn't been changed too much. I am out most of the day working at a kids camp from 8-3 but that started at the beginning of the month of June. Does ovulation really get delayed by two weeks? I mean it is possible since I experienced the wet discharge almost exactly 2 weeks after when I should have ovulated. For the last 4 days I have been having mild acne around my chin and am a little bit moody as well (which began the same day that my underwear stopped having wet discharge) but I don't have my usual big red pimple anywhere and my boobs are not sore nor do they feel heavy. I have no other symptoms other then feeling tired but I usually head to bed around 10-11 pm so it's not like I'm taking naps because of the fatigue.

Thank you for reading all this information and if you could provide any insights into what you believe could be going on and if it's possible my ovulation was delayed two weeks I would greatly appreciate that! As always I'll keep updating the situation as it progresses!

July 16, 2015 - 3:35pm
Guide (reply to LucasBarbosa6)

Hello LucasBarbosa6,

I am stumped. You have two options. You can wait and see if your period does start in the next two weeks or you can consult your physician who can order blood tests to check your hormone levels. Blood tests can indicate any imbalance in levels of the hormones that play a key role in the menstrual cycle.

Thanks for keeping us updated.


July 17, 2015 - 8:22am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Just thought I would quickly hop on here for an update. After a long wait my period showed up on July 18th and is getting towards the end today (the 24th of July). I spoke with my family doctor and he believes my hormones went out of balance with the change in lifestyle. When I mentioned all the issues with my life and the changes in work hours and such he suggested my ovulation was delayed because of those changes. After some blood test he mentioned my hormones were established back to how they usually are but told me not to be startled if my cycle eventually returns back to it's original date.

I just wanted to come on here and update the situation for everyone who might be going through something similar and could be reading this.

Take care all and thank you for all your help!

July 24, 2015 - 7:32am

Hello LucasBarbosa6,

Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns about a very late period. I doubt that you are pregnant, since you have not had intercourse in six months and have had a period in June.

The increase in vaginal discharge could indicate ovulation.

A slight cold which lasted three days is not significant enough to cause a delay.

Because a precise balance of hormone regulates the menstrual cycle. some imbalance occurred. I don't know exactly what. You would need to consult your gynecologist on that.

Please keep us updated.

July 10, 2015 - 7:19am
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