I had my period on January 12th then I had unprotected sex on January 24th. I was supposed to get my next period on February 8th, but it came early, on the 5th. On March 12th I had sex again. Now, my March period is late. What could be the cause of my late period this month?

Answer

There are a variety of reasons that your period could be late this month, from delayed ovulation caused by a mild virus to pregnancy and the only way to find out is to start by eliminating what is NOT causing your late period.

First, you should take a home pregnancy test. If that comes back negative think back - have you been stressed, ill or experiencing a significant change in weight? All of these things can contribute to a late period.

As for the period that arrived a few days early in February, unless your periods continue to be irregular for the next several months, that's probably not a big deal and happens to most of us once in a while.

If your period still hasn't started in the next week, go ahead and give your doctor a call and let them know what's going on.

Updated on March 14, 2018

Original Article:

Late Period But Not Pregnant? Here's Why
By Kierstin Gunsberg
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