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#1 Daffy2016

Posted 28 December 2019 - 08:54 PM

I’m fairly regular (around 29 days) but am now six days late. It’s extremely unlikely I’m pregnant but did a test today and it was negative.

Any ideas what could be causing this? We’ve had a stressful time recently but that’s calmed down now and it usually doesn’t affect my cycle.

#2 Riotproof

Posted 28 December 2019 - 08:56 PM

It could just be that. If you are late 30s early 40s, it could just be a miss. That happens periodically to me, and the first time I started a post like this.

#3 lozoodle

Posted 28 December 2019 - 08:59 PM

How old are you? My cycles have gone a bit funny lately. Sometimes 23 days, sometimes 30, sometimes anywhere in between, sometimes more, usually around 26 (used to be longer). I'm 38 now and I guess this is just the way it is?

#4 Daffy2016

Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:04 PM

I’m 36 so I guess that could be it? We’re hoping to try for number 2 but can’t for about a year so I hope it’s not too disruptive.

#5 Riotproof

Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:06 PM

It may not be. I find I have the occasional 50 week cycle, and then back to normal.

#6 Lou-bags

Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:23 PM

Like PPs I’m late 30s and have wacky cycles. Actually probably every 3rd is either slightly shorter or (usually) longer. I’m CD 37 today as a matter of fact.

My cycles were irregular while conceiving DS2 (though that time because I was breastfeeding toddler DS1) but we still fell pregnant pretty much the first try. Since having DS1 I have very overt ovulation signs which appear 12-14 days before my period begins so even with my random cycles and skipped periods I was able to pinpoint my fertile time reasonably accurately.

Good luck TTC when you’re ready.

#7 #YKG

Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:36 PM

I’ve just come out of a 63 day cycle which is crazy abnormal for me. For me it’s probably that I’ve been sick and stressed. I’m 34, my periods have been unpredictable this year for a few reasons.

Everyone has a late or missed period every now and again. If it’s a one off I wouldn’t worry too much. if you are concerned have a chat to your Dr.

eta: for some reason I went with 63 weeks instead of 63 days. Definitely not 63 weeks

Edited by #YKG, 29 December 2019 - 09:46 AM.


#8 lozoodle

Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:46 PM

Oh I didn't mean menopause or to worry you about having number 2, I just meant your cycles can go a bit wonky that's all. I'm definitely still ovulating etc!

And who knows, you said you had a stressful time, maybe it is just a one off :)

#9 Caribou

Posted 29 December 2019 - 02:57 AM

When your TTC is incredible how out of Wack cycles become.

It’s fine to have an off cycle.

#10 Lallalla

Posted 29 December 2019 - 12:30 PM

I once went over 60 days between cycles when I was 22 and was always otherwise regular before and after. Iwas also irregular for quite a while after my period came back after my babies. How old is number 1?

#11 Daffy2016

Posted 29 December 2019 - 12:46 PM

View PostLallalla, on 29 December 2019 - 12:30 PM, said:

I once went over 60 days between cycles when I was 22 and was always otherwise regular before and after. Iwas also irregular for quite a while after my period came back after my babies. How old is number 1?

She’s just over 2 and my period came back quite quickly after she was born - around 3 months. It’s been pretty regular (even with implanon) since then. I got the implanon out around 4 months ago.

I took a test yesterday but didn’t wait the full three minutes as there wasn’t even the faintest line... I assume at 6 days late you’d get a strong result? I can’t imagine I am but it would be lovely if I was...

#12 Silverstreak

Posted 29 December 2019 - 02:03 PM

It might just be stress or ill health, when I'm sick I occasionally get a delayed period, like 10 days to two weeks delayed. Most of the time I'm like clockwork though, with a 32 day cycle.




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