My Period is 27 Days Late, What is Going On With Me?

Reviewed by Dr. Richard Honaker, Your Doctors Online Chief Medical Officer

Period problems are a common issue for women. Menstrual cycle changes can cause discomfort and general confusion for those experiencing late or abnormal cycles. If your period is late, and you want to figure out what is going on, you have come to the right place.

Recently on our free doctor chat we had a question asked about a late period . . .

“My period is 27 days late. Urine and blood shows that I am not pregnant but I am having abdominal pain and lots of discharge. What is going on with me?”

What Should You Do if You’re Experiencing Period Problems?

This question and worrisome event is certainly a question our doctors get a lot. To help sort out any period problems, we decided to share some important information that you can discuss with a doctor if you are having a similar women’s health issue.

One of our physician specialists posed a few medical questions and some advice . . .

“What does the discharge look like? Are you on any medications? Have you lost or gained weight recently? Have you had any blood tests for levels of testosterone, estrogen, and other hormones in your blood (especially TSH, T3 and T4)? A doctor may not ask to do these tests yet – missed periods are considered a problem if you’ve missed more than three consecutive periods. The most common causes of missed periods in non-pregnant; not-on-birth-control women who are of normal weight are hormone abnormalities. A doctor will likely wait about 2 weeks, redo the pregnancy test the other hormones. You do need some lab work.”

This helpful medical advice via the online doctor chat may be relevant to your medical issues. You deserve answers and peace of mind, especially when it comes to period problems. Women’s health and wellness is important. Here is a little more information you may find helpful.

What is Abnormal Menstruation, Periods?

Normal menstrual cycles, periods, occur between 21 days and 35 days, and they can last for four to seven days. However, period problems happen, and this is something for you to be on the look out for.

Menstrual period problems can include . . .

  • The absence of three or more periods in a row
  • Periods lasting longer than seven days
  • A flow that is lighter or heavier than normal for you
  • Painful cramping and feeling sick
  • Spotting after sex, or between menstrual periods

Potential Causes of Abnormal Menstruation

Period problems exist, however, pinning down the causes of abnormal menstrual cycles can be challenging. As the doctors recommended above, lab work is important to determine what is going on with your abnormal menstrual cycle.

A few causes of abnormal periods include . . .

  • Stress and lifestyle changes
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine polyps/fibroids
  • Birth control pills
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine or cervical cancer
  • Some medications
  • Hormonal abnormalities

If you are experiencing period problems and have questions about abnormal menstrual cycles, our online doctor chat is free with physicians always accessible. Get the answers you need and deserve, because abnormal periods may be a sign of something more serious. Simply click the button below and get answers today.

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