Reasons For Missed Period Besides Pregnancy: No Period But Not Pregnant

Missed period is the most annoying and worrisome situation a women faces when she is not expecting to remain pregnant.

Pregnancy is not the only reason for missed period; this may bring some comfort to a woman. There are several causes where the periods tend to evade its regularity; we will discuss it further of such conditions:

Reasons For Missed Period Besides Pregnancy

  • Hormonal imbalance: many times this is the sole cause for missed periods, estrogen and progesterone levels vary which may cause delay in menstrual cycle.
  • Stress and rigorous sports activity: stress may bring several changes in body; hormonal imbalance is one of them.
    The imbalance may bring an unovulatory cycle and amenorrhea.
  • Acute illness: periods often get delayed when a woman suffers from an acute disease such as typhoid fever or any other fevers.
  • Change in birth control pill: you may have switched to other birth control pill from the one you used to take.

Causes Of A Missed Period Other Than Pregnancy

  • Patient who is obese and has polycystic ovarian syndrome: this both causes delay in menstruation especially in young girls.
  • A woman who is underweight and anemic: anemia and malnourishment are other causes of missed periods beside pregnancy.
  • Peri-menopause and menopause are the most worrisome periods in a women’s life, if she is not taking any contraceptive measures. Missed periods are often caused in peri- menopause periods.

One Comment

  1. Sham said:

    I am almost twenty three years old and I first got my period when I was sixteen. Since then and throughout the years, my periods have been irregular. There have been times when there is no period for 4 months and even up to 5 months. When I do get my delayed period it lasts only for a couple of days. There have been very few times when I have regular periods that last longer than a few days. I’m very concerned and I am wondering if I should seek help. Can you tell me the reason for no period for 5 months? Am i pregnant? I do not have a baby yet.

    January 28, 2012

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