I have been having very irregular periods for most of my life, but lately its been very different. Last month I had a light slow bleed for about 2 weeks, and then a normal period about a week late. I now am 2 weeks and counting late, and am getting quite confused. my boyfriend and I have been practicing safe sex, and none of the condoms have broken or anything. I have taken 3 pregancy tests, and all were negative.. but I just cant seem to figure out what is going on with me.
You can have hormonal imbalance that causes cycle changes, from stress, airplane travel or other metabolic or infectious causes. It makes sense to be checked, to make sure you don't have an infection causing the abnormal bleeding, a confirmation in the clinic that you are not pregnant, and a discussion with the women's health practitioner about what to expect with your cycles. It usually resumes to normal after a cycle or two, but sometimes the irregularity needs to be managed with medication