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Where is my period?
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SuperlativeOxymoron · 18/09/2022 21:36

For the first time since coming off the pill except for pregancies (9ish years ago) I am late for my period, at this point I am 7 days late by my calculations, 5 by my tracker.

I've been like clockwork every 27-29 days since having ds 3 years ago. DH and I have been trying for a second dc for 2 years in November. If relevant, it took almost 3 years, 2 miscarriages and a handful of CPs to conceive DS. I had blood tests done and my iron, vit d and zinc were very low, so was taking supplements for a while and until the middle of the second trimester with him, so maybe need to be taking them again. But never had a late period with negative tests.

Cycle days 23-25 I had what I thought was implantation bleeding (not had it before) dark brown discharge. So tested when my period didn't arrive that weekend, nothing. Thought maybe testing too early, so waited until Wednesday(CD32), tested again, negative. Left it until today 12 days post suspected implantation bleed, negative.

Clearly I'm not pregnant, so where is my period?

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SuperlativeOxymoron · 19/09/2022 10:13

Anyone able to suggest?

NHS has a list of reasons alongside pregnancy, but none of them fit:

stress - nothing in addition to normal life stresses
sudden weight loss - nope, gained half a stone over the past 3 months
being overweight - still within the healthy weight zone for my height
doing too much exercise - stopped going to the gym in July (reason for most of the weight gain)
taking the contraceptive pill - not been on it for 9/10 years
the menopause - I'm only 31, mum went through it in her late 40s though.
polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - can this just happen? I thought it was something you always have?

Part of me is still hoping a positive will appear, logical me just wants my period to arrive so we can start again.

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Glera · 19/09/2022 11:39

Hi, I am of no help at all but to say I am in exactly the same position. Now on day 35, quite uncomfortable cramps but no period and negative tests.

Like you, the NHS guidance reasons don't really fit the bill either.

If my cramps continue, I am going to ask for a conversation with GP just to check in. Maybe worth you doing that too?

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SuperlativeOxymoron · 19/09/2022 18:28

Hey @Glera hopefully you get some answers when/if you speak to your GP.

I called the surgery Thursday and spoke to a really helpful receptionist who said to test again this weekend and to call them again during the week if negative and my period doesn't appear. But she checked the diary due to my work schedule and and the earliest I'd be able to get in (if I manage to call at the right time to book an appointment) would be 26th 🤦‍♀️ I swear GP appointments are really hard to come by.

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Glera · 19/09/2022 21:51

@SuperlativeOxymoron 26th will come in no time. I think worth you going. So glad they were lovely on the phone. I know staff on the front desk must have a rough ride but I always feel in trouble when I call. What would we do without the service though? Keep us posted!

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SuperlativeOxymoron · 22/09/2022 16:47

Thanks @Glera have you spoken to your GP? Did they have anything helpful to offer?

Today's day 40, still no sign of my period, so did a test this afternoon on the off chance I'd ovulated later and if that resulted in testing too early. Nope still negative. So it's a call to the GP tomorrow, although from reading threads on here, because I already have 1 DC it's likely they won't want to look into it because, funding.

You are right though the 26th has come round really fast compared to how I felt when I posted this 🤣

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Glera · 22/09/2022 17:50

I think you're within your right to be checked over. Something is causing your period to be delayed and even if they check everything and it seems like a normal skip, at least is something for you to know.

I actually have a scan tomorrow. I've been in pain on one side since Saturday and had a very late positive test (day 38). They're just wanting to rule out ectopic pregnancy. 🤞

Let's hope we both get answers. 🫂

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ShutUpSheep · 22/09/2022 18:29

Have you had Covid recently? It threw me right off schedule. Anything from a week early to two weeks late, for months!

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SuperlativeOxymoron · 22/09/2022 20:06

Fingers crossed for the scan @Glera I hope it's good news, please do let me know how you get on.

I hope they do, might just be bloods again, and maybe hormones.

@ShutUpSheep I haven't, I've been one of the weirdly lucky ones to have completely avoided it, even though I work in schools, I have a cv family member so still lft when I visit him. Good to know that it can knock you off kilter though.

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Glera · 22/09/2022 21:52

@ShutUpSheep interestingly, I wondered how far covid might impact our bodies. I know little ones who have been so poorly following it. It's a nasty virus, even if you don't get too ill with it.

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Glera · 23/09/2022 18:05

@SuperlativeOxymoron had my scan today. No pregnancy can be found in my uterus but it could be too early so no answers yet as as whether ectopic or not. Evidence of a cyst from ovulation so it is now down to blood work. Blood test done today, and going again on Sunday to compare what is happening to my HCG levels. All a waiting game now.

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SuperlativeOxymoron · Yesterday 01:30

@Glera I really hope it's good news for you.
With the evidence of a cyst, does that mean it's not there now? Or does it need to be removed? At least you've only a short wait to Sunday, but it will feel like forever while waiting 😔

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Glera · Yesterday 07:53

@SuperlativeOxymoron the cyst just means ovulation has occurred. She said it should resolve itself on its own. Apparently it is quite normal. Will update tomorrow. 🫂

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SuperlativeOxymoron · Yesterday 21:07

I didnt know that was a thing @Glera, glad that its likely to sort itself out. I have everything crossed for you that it's a positive scan tomorrow.

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