I am on CD63 and still no af. I've gotten a (very) faint second line on a couple of tests, and had a few - tests. DD2 is 2 years old& still breastfeeding, but af has been regular for over a year. My cycles are usually 32 days apart & I ovulate late. DH was hospitalized for a couple weeks last month & underwent emergency surgery so I thought af was late due to stress, but now that it's been over 2 months since af (CD1 was Aug. 3rd) I am starting to wonder what's going on. Anyone have any ideas? TIA!
over 2 months, no af ??
What tests have you used? Have you tested again lately with a sensitive digi? Unless the faint lines you saw were greyish and not colored, showed up after the allotted time window, or were so faint they were squinters, I'd say a line is a line! It's possible you had an early loss which gave you some BFP's and now your levels are low enough that you're getting BFN's and will bleed soon. I know there are some uncommon cases where the products of conception are reabsorbed by the body and no bleeding occurs until after the next ovulation, which could be delayed due to the m/c.
If you're feeling unsure of the BFP's, then major stress is absolutely a possible cause of very delayed O and AF. Have you been getting patches of fertile CF over and over again? This could point to your body trying to O several times and not succeeding. Another possibility is a corpus luteum cyst. They are benign and usually resolve themselves within a few weeks at which point you would bleed. They are not common, but it is thought that every woman will have at least one in her menstruating career.
But if you're pretty sure of those BFP's, then I would suggest a quantitative blood test. If your levels are still slightly elevated (above 5), but not high enough to test positive on an HPT (25) that would point to an early loss and you'd have your answer. Otherwise, it sounds like your body needs some time to regulate and will O and/or bleed when it is ready.
Good luck and keep us posted!
Thanks for your response! Still no AF. I had one day of spotting that I forgot to mention, around CD49, but that's it. I haven't noticed patches of EWCM or anything. Guess I'm jut waiting it out! lol
Did you ever test with a digi? What are your thoughts on a blood test and exam for a cyst?
Digi was negative yesterday. I think I'm going to call my former OB & see if I can make an appointment to try to figure out what's going on...
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Hope you figured it out!
I had something similar happen to me, and it turned out to be just a PCOS symptoms. i've had it happen a few times since as well.
I still have no idea what is going on...tomorrow is 12 weeks since AF, hormone levels blood test was normal, thyroid level blood test was normal...Dr at school keeps telling me to come back in two weeks, last time she said "well, if you haven't had a period by Thanksgiving come back". So frustrating!
No mention of cysts? Did she palpate your ovaries or do an u/s?
No mention of cysts and no physical exam of any kind. It has now been 12 weeks, 1 day since my last AF. I made an appt with my former OB/GYN, but it isn't until next week. Sigh.
Huh, that seems remiss to me! I'm glad you have an appointment with another doctor for another opinion.
Thanks for your response! It seemed strange to me too, especially since I saw her colleague a few weeks ago too. Apparently they are of the mind that their only concern would be pregnancy? I dunno, but it's really frustrating. Hopefully I'll get some answers next week.
Probably b/c without continuous bleeding or pain they are unconcerned as most cysts will resolve on their own in time. But if you're in there asking for answers, it seems strange to me that they wouldn't poke around a bit to see if anything can be felt.
Yeah, I'm sure that's probably true. I guess my main concern is that if by some off chance I AM pregnant & it's just not showing up on the test, I need to know because the medication that I take on a daily basis is not supposed to be taken during pregnancy and I need this medication, so I don't want to stop taking it unless I have to.