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How much delay is normal with periods?

I am a 28 year old woman. I often have delayed periods. How much delay is normal with periods?

5 Answers

Ideal periods come every 28 days but if they are regular they can be considered normal if the come every 21 to 35 days.
Normal periods range from 21-33 days. It is okay as long as you have at least 1 period every 3 months.
Typically, 26 to 35 days is the normal amount of time between cycles. If your cycles are less frequent or more frequent, then it could be a medical issue causing that to occur. That would require a work-up and an office visit.

Doug Young, MD
Delay of about 1 week is normal.
Normal cycle could range anywhere from 21 to 45 days.