late period

My period is two weeks late and I do not have insurance

Question:  I’ve taken two pregnancy tests two weeks apart and they both came up negative but my period is over 2 weeks late.  Last night I got a pretty bad cramp in my abdomen and pelvic region so I figured I’d get it that night or today. Its now midnight with no period. I don’t have insurance and recently moved out on my own so my funds are pretty limited, but I’ve been to this Family Planning a few years ago when I was covered under my dad’s insurance. Is there a way to change the information on file so I can still receive help? I’m worried there is something wrong but can’t afford to do anything about it.

Answer:  There are many factors that can impact a woman’s period including age, stress and medications.  Please call the Family Planning Association 440-352-0608 (Painesville) or 440-992-5953 (Ashtabula) to make an appointment and update your financial information we have on file.  If a client does not have insurance, cost is assessed by household income  and family size; FPA does not refuse services because of inability to pay and accepts donation.  If you are interested in enrolling in Medicaid or private insurance, FPA also has Certified Application Counselors on site that can answer your questions and assist you in the enrollment process.


Is my girlfriend pregnant if she is late for her period?

Question:  My girlfriend is 4 days late for her period and she says she has really bad cramps but no blood.   What is the possibility of her being pregnant?

Answer:  There are several explanations on why a woman’s period is late.  If you are fearful of possible pregnancy, please call Family Planning (352-0608 Painesville) or (992-5953 Ashtabula) to schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test as soon as possible.


I have taken one month of birth control pills and have not started my period

Question: I came in to get started on birth control about a month ago. I received the pills and was instructed to start them that day (Monday June 13). My last period was May 27-31. I have gone through my first package of birth control pills but my period still hasn’t come. Is this normal? should I be worried? I’ve heard u are supposed to start the pill the Sunday after ur period ends but i was instructed to start 2 weeks after, could that alter my period cycle?

Answer: Regardless of where you are in your menstrual cycle, medical providers often recommend immediate start of birth control if you received a negative pregnancy test during your office visit.  If you have been taking your birth control pills correctly, the same time every day and have not missed a pill, it is very unlikely you are pregnant.  It is common for women who start a birth control method to experience irregular periods during the first three months of any new birth control.  Low-dose birth control pills and stress can also cause your period to be delayed.