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Why is my period so late?

By November 6, 2014 - 4:58pm
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I'm seventeen years old and currently my period is two weeks late. Before you think low of me, I haven't had sex. I swear, I've never even had a boyfriend. There are hardly any guys I even talk to. My period was due about two weeks ago but it hasn't come yet and I'm a little worried. I definitely know that I'm NOT pregnant but I'm concerned that there is something else wrong with me. Does anyone know what it could be?

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Hi scarletoak and thanks for bringing your concerns to the EmpowHER community.

It can be very stressful when periods are late and pretty confusing too. Changes in timing, flow, duration and other factors are very common, especially for women in their teens and 20's.

You will find additional reasons for late periods in this article: https://www.empowher.com/menstrual-cycle/content/what-abnormal-period

Please read the article and decide if you need to see your doctor to get more answers about your delayed period or if you are comfortable waiting it out for another week or so.

You're smart to know your cycle and ask questions when it's off track. Hope this has helped and let us know if we can help further.



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