It’s possible that your cycle length may vary slightly. There are a variety of reasons for this, such as hormonal imbalance, illness, medications, over-exercising, changes in nutrition, stress, sudden weight changes, and even traveling. Any variation in the menstrual cycle length of up to a week is normal.
If you started having periods less than 2 years ago, period delays are also totally normal — even the big ones. Your body needs time to get used to hormonal fluctuations.
If you’ve had unprotected sex and suspect you may be pregnant, it’s recommended to take a home pregnancy test. You can take a home urine test from 14 days after the possible conception date, but waiting until a period is late will give a more reliable result. If the test is negative but you don’t feel well or are feeling worried, we recommend visiting a doctor to have necessary tests done.
To learn more about possible reasons for a late period, chat with our Flo Health Assistant. Tap Insights - type ‘late’ in the search field, and the dialog will be at the top of the search results. The assistant will lead you through a lot of possible factors for a late period. Our advanced chats are designed to help you better understand your body and the impact your cycle can have on your mood, energy, skin, and fitness levels.
To be on the safe side, it’s always better to consult your health care provider.