A member asked:

I'm 32 days late and pregnancy test is negative? i am only 20. and my next period is due in 2 days and no bleeding yet. my last period was december 21-28. i wasn't stressed until half way through this month. i also haven't gained or lost any weight. i did

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Irregular : Irregular periods, especially within a year after giving birth is very common. The fact that you were breastfeeding even makes it more likely. Your hormones have not stabilized yet and will take some time to do so. In addition things such as stress/anxiety, weight fluctuations, thyroid abnormalities also contribute to irregular cycles. Also, your symptoms are not characteristic of an ovarian cyst. My advice is to see your ob/gyn or family doctor for an evaluation. You may want to consider starting a birth control pill to help normalize your hormones and regulate your cycle. Lastly, the fact that you still leak at times is normal and could occur for some time. Please see your doctor. Take care.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Reason?: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy.

Answered 11/4/2018



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