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I have missed a month of my period

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  • Posted By: dancer4
  • May 30, 2008
  • 10:15 PM

Hi, I am 21 years old and I have missed one month of my period. Everyone keeps telling me that its because of stress and that it will come. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I feel like I am going to start, but never do. I have the cramps and all, but it just hasn't started yet. My last period was march 15 and it is now may 30. I am usually on a 5 week schedule. Please, help....I don't know what to think or do.

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  • Hey, don't be too worried. If you had sex, you need to re-take the pregnancy test, sometimes it takes for your hCG to get up to the detectable level. Do it first thing in the morning and the results should be the most accurate.It could be from extreme stress, extreme physical exhaustion, or you may have PCOS (polysistic ovary syndrome) or another hormonal imbalance. Not knowing your circumstances, not having examined you, I can't say for sure, but PCOS is a very likely option. It starts as an insulin resistance (not diabetes), but has many factors playing into it. All of those factors add up to anovulation (lack of ovulation), which may result in amenorrhea (no period). All of this is very manageable. Do the pregnancy test, and go see an OB/GYN. Cheers!
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  • Also to follow up with the previous post, from the looks of your username it sounds like you might be a professional/ameuter dancer. It is quite possible that the exertion of dancing and/or the stress of trying to maintain body weight could also lead to loss of your menstrual cycle.Once pregnancy is ruled out, then might want to see how your GnRH (gonadotropin-relasing hormone) levels are as well as you might want to see how your FSH and LH levels. A decrease in any of these levels (GnRH, FSH, LH) or a decrease in a combination of these levels can lead to a decrease in your estrogen levels.I anticipate your estrogen levels being decreased due to your profession/hobby and you might also be at risk for osteoperosis due to this decrease. This can be tested with a Bone Scan, which should probably be done every 5-10 years to see if there is any osteoperosis to begin with or any progression of this debilitating disease.You might want to highly consider taking a Calcium AND Vitamin D supplement to prevent this from occurring.
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  • Well it could be due to many things. Have you recently lost weight at all? I doubt its due to stress, if it is..its pretty rare. If it continues, you should see a gyno, or regular physician to find out the actual cause. Also, pregnancy tests aren't always right.And you don't have any other odd symptoms? I missed my period a few months, only to find out I had a pituitary tumor that was wreaking havoc on my hormones/body.
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    • August 20, 2008
    • 04:40 AM
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  • hi, im 21 and this month in august i haven't had my period yet and im kinda worried because i have never missed one before and its always on time it usually comes around the 15 or 16 so what is that consist of.. thanks
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    • August 18, 2009
    • 04:54 PM
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