Medical Q&As

Miscarriage - no period yet?

I had a miscarriage 3 months ago, but my period has not returned. I have taken a pregnancy test and it was negative. How long dose it take to return to a normal cycle?

There are two common reasons for the delay you have described. Firstly you may have conceived again and the pregnancy test was done too early to detect a pregnancy. It would be reasonable to repeat the test next week. Alternatively menstruation may have been delayed because of the upset you experienced at having miscarried. There is a complex interaction between our hormonal systems and our emotions and this can disrupt our natural cycles. It is not unusual for the menstrual cycle to be disrupted after a miscarriage. It could take 3 to 6 months for regularity to be re-established especially if you had experienced a difficult and upsetting miscarriage.