Women who are in their childbearing years sometimes miss a period. While a missed menstrual period is the hallmark of early pregnancy, missing a period can be due to a number of factors and conditions. If you’ve missed a period, try not to stress out. However, you’ll want to rule out pregnancy. You do not have to wait until you miss a period if you suspect you are pregnant. The trained staff at Support Circle can help by administering a free pregnancy test prior to expecting your period. This test is more than 99% accurate and performed by a nurse.
Once you have a negative pregnancy test, you may wish to repeat the test in a few days or your missed period may be due to the following:
Stress and anxiety– Stress isn’t good for your body, and it can cause you to have delayed ovulation.
Excessive weight loss, or weight gain– Losing a substantial amount of weight, or gaining too much weight too quickly can cause you to experience menstrual problems, like a missed period or a delayed period.
Contraceptives– Some women who take certain birth control don’t have regular periods.
Breastfeeding– When you breastfeed exclusively, the hormones that are allowing lactation to occur can block ovulation and your regular menstrual cycle.
Eating disorders– When you have excessively low body weight this can interfere with hormonal functions, which might stop ovulation.
Rigorous Exercise– Women who participate in activities and sports that require them to undergo rigorous training often experience skipped periods or no periods at all.
Medication– There are some medications that can disrupt menstrual cycles.
Hormonal imbalance– When you have hormonal problems, it can change the levels of hormones that your body requires to support ovulation and the menstruation process.
Problems with your thyroid
Uterine scarring– If your uterus is scarred from disease or medical procedures, this can prevent the normal buildup and shedding of the uterine lining common to a regular menstrual cycle.
Perimenopause – This is the time period before the complete cessation of menstrual periods and, in some women, may begin as early as their mid-thirties.
If you have a late or missed period, we encourage you to visit one of our three Bay Area clinics to have a pregnancy test or to talk to a nurse.
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