There are a fair few reasons why you may not have a period - and not all of them relate to menopause or pregnancy. One of the most common culprits is stress, which can cause your body to do lots of weird things.
Here's a brief list of some of the more common reasons why you might not have a period:
- Stress - as mentioned above, stress can play a huge factor in how your body behaves. If you've been stressed recently, you should try to find ways to relax.
- Weight loss - losing weight can cause you to miss periods, especially if you've lost weight rapidly. Eating a little more may encourage your periods to start again.
- Contraception - people who take the pill as a form of contraception may experience irregular periods, or even a lack of them completely whilst they continue to take their medication.
- Exercise - an influx is intense exercise can alter your period frequency, but this should return to normal over time.
You should always seek advice from your GP if you're experiencing a lack of periods. Most of the time this is caused by abnormal hormone levels, but could be a sign of other illness too, so it's important to get a medical opinion.