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When to start worrying about a late period?

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EvieSparkles0x Sat 31-Dec-16 10:00:10

Hi halo

Just hoping for some anecdotal advice/shared experiences really. In a nutshell DH and I plan to start TTC in 2017, came off the Micronor pill (mentioning because I read it only stops ovulation in half of women and I continued to have nice regular 28 day cycles on it) in September and continued to have mostly regular cycles, including last months which was 27 days.

I'm not charting ovulation so know I could have ov'd late, but surely 11 - 12 days after expected AF date I should have something by now?? And also does anyone know how late I need to be to get some medical advice? I read being up to 10 days late is normal so just accepted that my cycle was late, but I'm now worried as I've passed what is considered "normal".

I also had a fair bit of cramping around my expected AF date and have more pronounced nipple bumps. Every test I've done so far has been negative, but I've only been using cheap stick tests (not strip ones) and they aren't terribly sensitive.

Sorry for the long post! Has anyone got their period this late with no underlying problems, or got a very late BFP? halo

physicskate Sat 31-Dec-16 10:57:21

You could ring up your GP Monday if you're worried (which it sounds like). It is likely that it WOULD show up on a test, but crazier things have happened! Even a not very sensitive test will generally pick up pregnancy around the time of AF. PMT symptoms are pretty much the same as pregnancy symptoms.

Many women have an anovulatory cycle once in awhile, which would generally delay your period. It might be as simple as that?

sugarplumfairy2010 Sat 31-Dec-16 11:11:45

Hi i got a bfp on day 50 when i had a bfn on day 43. So have conceived very late in my cycle. I had postive ovulation test on day 10 then 20 but obviously didnt ovulate until much later.

EvieSparkles0x Sat 31-Dec-16 14:33:25

Thanks for your replies smile I suppose you are right physicskate, it could be perfectly normal and just badly timed with our first month of unprotected sexing smile

sugar congrats again, I saw you on another thread about late periods I think! How long are your cycles usually if you don't mind me asking? I'm on day 39 now, am usually 28.

sugarplumfairy2010 Sat 31-Dec-16 14:40:07

Thankyou my cycle has been between 20 and 30 days since a mmc 7 months ago so irregular but nothing like this month.x

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