Every woman has problems with the menstrual cycle. The delay of the 5-month period is minor changes so far: it is necessary to reveal the reason, but there is no need to worry. In addition to pregnancy, various factors can affect the disturbance of cyclicity in the female body.
Delay of menstruation for 5 days – what could be, besides pregnancy
The menstrual cycle clearly responds to external and internal changes in a woman’s life.
Failure of menstruation can be an accident, especially if critical days were delayed for a short time. But in some cases it is necessary to consult a doctor to conduct an examination and identify the reasons for the absence of menstruation, the path does not even hurt anything. The following situations are considered to be serious reasons for a visit to the doctor:
- Signs of pregnancy, even if the test is negative;
- Age (over 35 or adolescence);
- Repeated episodes of menstrual disorders;
- The presence of pain in the abdomen of any severity.
A pregnancy test can be false negative, so any option for delayed menstruation requires an examination by a doctor. Most often, problems with the cycle (especially recurring) occur in young and aged women. Pain is always an unfavorable symptom that cannot be ignored.
Hello. Almost every month the delay is 5 days. What could be the reason for women besides pregnancy? Irina, 34 years old.
Hello Irina. Regular violation of the menstrual cycle is a reason for going to the doctor. Most often, women after 30 years with ultrasound find various female diseases that need to be treated. Do not postpone the visit to the doctor.
No monthly 15 days with a negative test – causes
Long-lasting menstrual disorders are often the first sign of a female disease. With a 2-week delay and a negative pregnancy test, the probability of detecting gynecological pathology increases, especially in women 30 years and older.
Possible reasons for the 15-day delay may be:
- ovarian cyst;
- uterine fibroids;
- polyp of the body or cervix;
- endometrial hyperplastic process;
- hormonal disorders in the female body;
- pronounced psycho-emotional stress;
- excessive exercise;
- eating disorders (strict diet).
After 45 years, every woman should carefully monitor the menstrual cycle. Repeated long delays, scanty periods, the appearance of unpleasant general symptoms – all this can be the beginning of menopause (according to statistics, the typical age of menopause in women is from 45 to 55 years).
Hello. I had a delay of 5 days, and then began a meager monthly brown color. What could be? Alexandra, 37 years old.
Hello, Alexandra. Brown discharge after a delay is not monthly. Be sure to visit the doctor and do an ultrasound – in women after 35 years, such situations indicate the presence of gynecological diseases.
Delay in the arrival of critical days – age features
In young girls, there is a formation of childbearing function, which may be manifested by minor changes in cyclicity. At the age of 35 and older, ovarian function gradually fades away, which affects fertility and menstrual disorders.
5-day delay for a girl
In adolescents who are 13–15 years old and girls under 18 years of age, the delay of menstruation for 5 days or less occurs quite often – the cycle is established, therefore irregularity is quite real. Fluctuations of the cycle of several days do not require medical supervision, but it is better to consult a doctor with the mother in the following cases:
- If the stomach hurts during menstruation (no need to endure, the doctor will tell you how to get rid of an unpleasant problem);
- When monthly come rarely (1 time in 2-3 months);
- With the onset of sexual activity (for the selection of an effective protection against unwanted pregnancy).
Sometimes the arising delay of menstrual periods of up to 5-7 days will disappear spontaneously with girls – it is enough to follow the cycle and not worry ahead of time.
Menstruation was delayed by a woman of 30 years
The older the woman, the higher the risk of disease. Therefore, it is important to keep track of critical days – regular non-abundant periods are a criterion for a woman’s hormonal health. You can contact a doctor for preventive purposes, but you should definitely visit a doctor if you have the following symptoms:
- The second month or more, the cycle is delayed by several days;
- Menstruation is not, and constantly pulls the abdomen, as during menstruation;
- The desired pregnancy does not occur, although occasionally there is a short delay in menstruation;
- After the absence of critical days, heavy menstruation takes place.
The cycle is rarely broken for no reason, therefore, together with the doctor, it is necessary to identify the reason for the late arrival of critical days.
How often do you visit a gynecologist (not during pregnancy)?
Menstruation no 5 days – what could be
A short delay in the number of days may be the result of an unsuccessful conception — fertilization has occurred, but the embryo could not attach to the wall of the uterus. According to statistics, about 30% of all emerging pregnancies end before implantation. A woman may not even guess that the miracle of the birth of a new life has happened (there are no sensations, the test is negative) – just after a slight delay, the usual menstruation passes.
If you are not pregnant, then a 5-day cycle violation may be a consequence of external influences – an emotional reaction, stress, hard work, sports, climate change. The causes of mass, and all this will affect menstruation.
Hello. The test is negative, and there are no periods of 5 days. What to do? Natalia, 25 years old.
Hello, Natalia. A one-time pregnancy test says nothing. If, after repeated testing after 2-4 days, again gives a negative result, then we can talk about the absence of pregnancy. If you have any doubts, it is better to consult a doctor for examination.
Violation of the cycle – the stomach hurts, as in menstruation
The combination of menstrual problems with pain of any degree of intensity in women for 30 years requires medical assistance. In most cases, this situation occurs against the background of female diseases. Examination often reveals benign tumors in the uterus and ovaries. In some cases, a slight delay in menstruation in conjunction with nagging pains may indicate the presence of pregnancy (and the test may be negative, and it is not at all necessary that the embryo will be in the uterus). Therefore, it is better to play it safe by contacting a doctor for abdominal pains on the background of a delayed cycle.
What to do when the 5-day delay in menstruation
You need to know what to do in the absence of menstruation, even for a short period of time.
- To begin with, it is desirable to conduct a pregnancy test (always with morning urine), while it must be understood that a one-time negative result does not guarantee the absence of pregnancy;
- If, apart from the delay, there are no manifestations, then we can wait – most likely, the monthly will come (but not more than 1 week);
- In case of any pain or repeated episodes of a cycle violation, a visit to the doctor should not be postponed;
- The desire to become pregnant is a reason for referring to a specialist (it is optimal to conduct pregravid preparation for successful conception to occur).
The basis of the women’s health survey is an ultrasound scan of the pelvic organs. Ultrasound will help identify the cause of irregular menstruation. The doctor will prescribe a treatment that will restore regularity of the month.
Hello. Why do girls have menstruation delays for several days? There can be no pregnancy, but what is the problem then? Inna, 17 years old.
Hello, Inna. Fluctuations with the arrival of menstruation for 2-5 days in young girls – this is not a reason for excitement. Over time, the cycle will settle and become regular. However, if there are long and frequent delays, then you should consult a doctor.