Why haven't I had my period?

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Okay, I'm not very sexually active, and always use protection when I am. The last time I had sex was just under 2 months ago, and I had my period, and finished 3 days before this. I was due again early in January, yet I haven't had my period since before I had sex. I am about 98% positive that I'm not pregnant, but, has anyone else had a similar problem, or know of what it could be? I figure it's stress, I started school 3 days before my period was due, and I'm getting up at different times everyday, and my course load is rather large. Could it be stress, and if I just relax a bit my period will come? Please help.

Jennifer G (Going Crazy), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 01:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes, it could well be stress. I've had my cycle go haywire when going through crazy times. However, it is best not to assume that this is the case and get your butt into an OB/Gyn/Midwife's office for a wee-on-the-stick test.

If you're not on the pill. you might want to consider it - it helps to keep the cycle regular and therefore alleviates the "oh my god, why haven't I started" panic that always used to hit me (mainly because I could never remember when my last period had occurred).

In addition to stress, your cycle can be affected by changes in sleep, exercise, being around women who are on diferent cycles, and so forth. But it's best to go and gret this checked-out, for your sanity, immediately. Good luck!

I'm Passing Open Windows (Ms Laura), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 01:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I would get a home pregnancy test from a chemist store, & use it anyway. It can't do any harm, and will eliminate that at least. Other than that, best to see a doctor. Getting medical advice from the internet is not likely to be a good idea, really.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 01:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Especially from a site like this, sheesh!

Sean (Sean), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 02:08 (seventeen years ago) link

Trust us. We're all doctors.

Matt (Matt), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 02:11 (seventeen years ago) link

It is a Midwich Cuckoo.

Dr N. (nickdastoor), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 02:20 (seventeen years ago) link

In my medical opinion, you're going through menopause.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:47 (seventeen years ago) link

I want a second opinion.

N. (nickdastoor), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:49 (seventeen years ago) link

You're also insane.

Dr N. (nickdastoor), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:49 (seventeen years ago) link

At language school in Monterey we had class 5 days a week with the same people in the same buildings for 8 hours a day. The girls all got synchronized - by the time I graduated I knew practically to the day when the whole Korean program was going to get bitchy. Fun.

Millar (Millar), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:55 (seventeen years ago) link

*laughing* That's a marvelous anecdote, Millar.

I'm Passing Open Windows (Ms Laura), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:55 (seventeen years ago) link

As ill-advised as it may be to post a question this serious to ilx, I'm suprised at the level of insensitivity here.

Jennifer, I really can't answer your question (do see a doctor if you're worried), but I hope you feel better soon.

Kim (Kim), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 04:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, spend 12 bucks and get it checked out. Probably just stress. You can bleed near the beginning of a pregnancy. trust me.

That Girl (thatgirl), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 04:18 (seventeen years ago) link

.

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 04:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Just couldn't help yourself could you?

Kim (Kim), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 04:47 (seventeen years ago) link

my sister has some sort of problem with this the details of which I'm not familiar with as it is my sister after all

James Blount (James Blount), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 04:49 (seventeen years ago) link

go see a doctor though

James Blount (James Blount), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 04:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Do you normally have irregular periods? If so, it might also be that you have polycystic ovaries - at least that's what it was for me. But everyone is right - go see your gyn as soon as you can and get it sorted out.

luna (luna.c), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:04 (seventeen years ago) link

getting a pregnancy test would be the first thing to do, just to be sure. another thing that can cause irregular periods is low body weight, so make sure you are eating well. if none of these seems to be the problem, see a doctor. i really hope that its just stress holding it back.

not telling, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:07 (seventeen years ago) link

blount's sister is NOT preggers

i just wanted everyone to know

jess (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:31 (seventeen years ago) link

fucker

James Blount (James Blount), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:32 (seventeen years ago) link

i did already, thanks

jess (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:33 (seventeen years ago) link

*ducks*

jess (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:34 (seventeen years ago) link

she's a dave matthews fan by the way (and hates emo kids)

James Blount (James Blount), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:37 (seventeen years ago) link

zing!

jess (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:38 (seventeen years ago) link

I was hoping people would get the double entendre. In any case, I wish Jennifer the best, and thankfully she's gotten some sane advice by now.

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:42 (seventeen years ago) link

I got it - there's a period!

James Blount (James Blount), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:43 (seventeen years ago) link

(and I was also trying to "end" the thread of the insensitivity. Aren't I ironic? *I think I'll hide now*)

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 05:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Jennifer, how old are you?

Lara (Lara), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 08:07 (seventeen years ago) link

I think the thread's done rather well for sensitivity! Lot's of serious answers and a relatively small amount of banter. Obviously *some* people haven't learned not to insult (in a jokey way, I know, I know) the newbies on their first thread, but I guess they never will...

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 12:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I had a friend that continued bleeding on and off for the first 4 months of her pregnancy. Don't know if that's normal, but anyway...

I am pro-going_to_the_doctor and pro-getting_on_the_pill.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 19:36 (seventeen years ago) link

I guess I figured that Ms Laura and Pashmina had given the sensible advice already. Sorry if I upset you, Jennifer.

N. (nickdastoor), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 22:12 (seventeen years ago) link

four years pass...

http://www.freshinsight.com/training/PeriodEnd-2005-Large.jpg

gershy, Friday, 21 September 2007 05:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Which came first, the image search or the thread search?

milo z, Friday, 21 September 2007 05:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Dick Hope!

akm, Friday, 21 September 2007 05:26 (thirteen years ago) link

MYOB!

nickn, Friday, 21 September 2007 07:44 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

I am kind of having the opposite problem: I am having a heavy, 2-3 day period every week or so, since around mid-March. Like way more than just 'spotting.' Aside from making it impossible for me to schedule a pap, is this a deal?

test drives at ur own risk i cant go with you too many bees (Abbott), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 16:04 (eleven years ago) link

Every week? That doesn't sound good. You should go to your gyneco.

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 16:37 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I think I'll give them a call. I'm just used to any menstrual anomaly being greeted with 'oh that's no big deal really' by peeps OR David Tibet writes a song about it.

test drives at ur own risk i cant go with you too many bees (Abbott), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 16:40 (eleven years ago) link

Knew a girl who had a little everyweek, but only a small amount, she went to doc's , and it was put down to stress.
She was also told sex would start the bleeding.
She's fine now though, only lasted while she was stressed.

Still, visit doc's.

not_goodwin, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 16:41 (eleven years ago) link

Abs are you on any sort of hormonal BC?

a sweet ballet dancer (ENBB), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:23 (eleven years ago) link

I knew a girl who had this happen after taking a morning-after pill, forget how long she said it lasted. Not forever.

SQUIRREL WITH A PEOPLE FACE (╓abies), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:33 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah I am, Ms. Erica...the specs: Apri (desogestrel & ethinyl estradiol); 0.15 mg/0.03 mg

test drives at ur own risk i cant go with you too many bees (Abbott), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:37 (eleven years ago) link

Also the gyno had a freak opening today at 2:30 p.m.! So I won't have to wait TOO long in suspense.

test drives at ur own risk i cant go with you too many bees (Abbott), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:38 (eleven years ago) link

Ah, ok cool. Was going to say go to Dr. anyway, obv. Out of curiosity - did the beginning of the bleeding correspond to starting that particular BCP or have you been on that a while?

a sweet ballet dancer (ENBB), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:40 (eleven years ago) link

Naw, I've been on it for over two years and this is the first of this.

test drives at ur own risk i cant go with you too many bees (Abbott), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:45 (eleven years ago) link

the gyno had a freak opening

(Stan, shut up)

StanM, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:52 (eleven years ago) link

xpost - Yeah I figured you would have mentioned it if it had but thought I'd check anyway. If it's not accompanied by any other weird symptoms though could still maybe just be BC related. *shrugs* Keep us posted - I'm v curious.

a sweet ballet dancer (ENBB), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:54 (eleven years ago) link

I know dude and his name is Beverly Mantle. (joek.)

xp to Stan

test drives at ur own risk i cant go with you too many bees (Abbott), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:54 (eleven years ago) link

http://static.flickr.com/43/77348603_9da8e9c007_o.jpg

There can never be too many Dead Ringers joeks.

test drives at ur own risk i cant go with you too many bees (Abbott), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

I told the husband I was having a surprise tiny period a week after the proper one, and he said, "You're on your semi-colon?"

existential eggs (Abbott), Thursday, 8 October 2009 14:36 (ten years ago) link

Hee hee.

l'homme moderne: il forniquait et lisait des journaux (Michael White), Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:05 (ten years ago) link

hahaha


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