Top 5 Reasons Your Period is Late

on Nov 26, 2012

by Brittany Null

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Top 5 Reasons Your Period is Late

When you're trying to get pregnant, your monthly menstrual cycle is always in your sights. Find out the top 5 reasons your period can be late.

There are many reasons that your period can be late, hundreds if you really dug deep enough. But below you will find my personal opinion on the most common top 5 reasons your period can be late. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here


This is a clear one that most women immediately jump to if their period is late. The magical time when all that planning pays off and you miss your period- it’s exciting, thrilling, scary, and yet relieving all at the same time. Congratulations to you! This is in fact one of the most common reasons but it is certainly not the only reason there is.


Most people tend to not think about this option. Any new medication you start could have an effect on your body. This could be a reaction to the drug itself on your body, or a reaction with that drug interfering with another drug you are also taking. This is very common; this is why your doctors ask what other medications you are on. It is very important that you tell them everything you are currently taking, or have taken in the past 30 days.


Boy, oh boy! This is HUGE! It cannot be stressed enough, no pun intended. New job? New full time college student? Big move? Unexpected change in your day to day life? Anything that puts the slightest bit of stress on you can cause hormonal imbalances in your body- which in turn pushes your period off. If you’re not pregnant, odds are this is what has caused your period to be so late. Usually if you eliminate the problem then your body will return to normal.


Extremely over weight? Under weight? These can also cause issues with your hormones. Women that are overweight will have issues with hormonal imbalances simply from carrying the extra weight. These balances will return to “normal” if a little weight is lost, even if they are still considered overweight. Females that are underweight do not have enough body fat for their periods to continue on a regular schedule. This issue is called amenorrhea and usually causes issues for women who over exceed exercising or are professional athletes. If a little weight is put on this helps bring things back to “normal” as they were before.


Sometimes there is just such a simple answer that it gets overlooked. Is it possible that you timed your period wrong? Maybe you forgot to carry the 1? (haha) I know this has happened to me many times, I’m sure others do the same thing on a regular basis. If your period is late look at this option first, then rule out the weight, stress, or medications before you jump to telling everyone you are pregnant.

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Brittany lives in Kansas City, where she and her husband Austin are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. You can subscribe to their lively and entertaining YouTube Channel to follow along on their journey.

  • Ashley

    Me and my husband havee been ttc for aboyt a year now. We have tried ths pillow proping thing, tracking my cycle, nothing is working. Were in our twentie so were still young. I dont understand what could be wrong. I made my diet healthier and quit smoking so what could be the problem? Please help me!

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    Given that you have been trying to conceive for a year now, there is a good chance that you might be suffering from infertility issues. It is best that you take fertility treatments such as Clomid, Femara and Gonadtropins to improve your body’s fertility. These fertility drugs can increase your chances of conception in such a way that they function the follicle-stimulating (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH) that induce ovulation.

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  • Elizabeth Smith

    My period is 15 days late and I took a home test and it came back really faint that it was positive and then I looked at the period calculatetor and it said I am due for my period on the 28th of June should I wait and get a blood test or should I go get one now

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  • Natise

    I am normally a 23 day cycle person and my last was 5/12/2013. I have not had any signs of a cycle and have took pregnancy test and they have come back negative. Now we are going into July and still no cycle. Is to early to detect pregnancy?

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  • Noura gh

    Hi i used conceiveeasy 1 and my af is late for ten days which is a shock for me coz my period was on time every month. I have. 26-27 day cycle

    This the first time its late for this long period

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  • proudmoma

    I been using this for a month wound up 3 weeks late only and now got my period don’t think anything will help me get pregnant never got my period last month an now bam slap in the face what am I doing wrong

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