I am 43 and my period is 17 days late

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Registered: 05-02-2000
I am 43 and my period is 17 days late
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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 4:13pm

I took a HPT about 5 days after my period was to start....it was negative.  I have had zero symptoms, but have been sick with an upper respiratory infection/bronchitis for about 2 weeks now.

I've been on the pill for forever but for the last year my cycle has been odd.  I'm concerned because this is the first time I've yet to have a period.  I'm talking NOTHING....no discharge or anything.  What are your thoughts?  Could I be preggers or perimenopausal?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 10-23-2012 - 10:33am

Hi there,

It is so hard telling.  Since you have no symptoms other than the late period, it doesn't seem like you would be pregnant (esp since you are on the pill). Being sick sure can mess up your cycle too. I'd suggest talking to your doctor about the possibility that you are perimenopausal, considering that your cycles have been off the entire past year.  Wishing you luck in finding answers.  Please keep us posted!

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Registered: 05-02-2000
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 10:02am

Had annual physical this week.  Doctor did urine test and it came back negative.  Referred me back to my OBGYN....may need to adjust my pills.  

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 12:06pm
I'm glad that you now know one way or the other for sure. Hopefully the adjustment in your pills will help things get back on track. Thanks so much for updating us!

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