Why hasn't my period come yet?

Your period won't come: 8 possible reasons why your period won't be on your period

In fact, it could be a reason to be happy if your period doesn't come. No abdominal pain, back pain, mood swings, or water retention. Women can deal with all these problems on a regular basis.

If you've had unprotected sex before, pregnancy isn't out of the question. To be sure, get a pregnancy test as soon as possible. If a pregnancy can be safely ruled out and the period still fails, the worry is usually great.

A missed menstrual period, also known as amenorrhea, is one of the most common menstrual disorders. Why is it that your period is not coming? There are many reasons.

Period does not come: That could be the reason

1. You are stressed

Stress at work, anger with your partner, grief and worry - the female hormonal balance quickly becomes unbalanced when we carry problems around with us. Stress as well as psychological and emotional stress can be to blame for a missed period.

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2. Physical stress such as exercise and travel

Not only emotional stress, but also extreme physical exertion can lead to the absence of menstruation. This includes, for example, high-performance sport. Frequent travel, time differences and long air travel can also disrupt the cycle.

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3. Missing periods from certain medications

Some medications can cause missed periods as a side effect. The drugs intervene in the body's hormonal balance and postpone the cycle. These include, for example, cortisone, antihypertensive drugs, antidepressants, cancer drugs and hormone preparations.

4. You have lost a lot

Women who have lost significant weight from diet or who have followed a strict fasting schedule also sometimes miss periods. Anorexia and severe underweight can also lead to the absence of a menstrual period. "Many girls and women who are anorexic or sick with vomiting have periods at some point due to the extreme weight loss", says Dr. Christian Albring, President of the Professional Association of Gynecologists (BVF). This is a warning signal from the body that switches to the back burner because it is not getting enough nutrients.

By the way: Obesity or a poor diet can also have a major impact on hormone release and thus the regular cycle.

5. Your hormones are out of balance

There are a number of different hormonal imbalances that can affect your cycle and lead to amenorrhea. Possible causes for the hormonal change are, for example, diseases of the brain, the ovaries, the thyroid glands or the uterus. Tumors and autoimmune diseases can also be responsible for the fact that your period does not come.

Around one million women in Germany suffer from the so-called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCO syndrome), a metabolic disease of the ovaries. An increased blood level of male sex hormones leads to menstrual cycle disorders and the absence of menstruation.

6. You stopped taking the pill

In women who have been using hormonal contraception for years, for example with the pill or the IUD, and then stop using this method of contraception, it usually takes months before the normal cycle is restored and menstruation normalizes.

7. Period after birth does not come

Many women who recently had a child wonder when their period will actually start again. But that differs from woman to woman. After a birth, it takes some time for the tissue and the uterus to regress, and the hormonal balance also has to level out again. It can take a while: the first menstrual period occurs at the earliest five to six weeks after the birth. If the rule does not apply beyond that, you should speak to your gynecologist.

8. Is it already the menopause?

From a certain age, however, women also have to reckon with another completely natural development of their body: menopause. At first, the period no longer comes regularly and then stops. Nobody can say exactly when the time will come. For some women, the first symptoms appear in their mid-40s, while others are spared menopause for a few more years. On average, women enter menopause at the age of 51.

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Period does not come: when to see a doctor?

If you miss a period for a long time and pregnancy can be ruled out, you should definitely consult a gynecologist to clarify the reasons for the absence of the period. Usually an examination of the vagina, uterus and ovaries is carried out; ultrasound and blood tests can also help to find the cause.

By the way: An old home remedy for missing your period is monk's pepper. The plant is available in the pharmacy in the form of drops, capsules, tea or tablets and has a calming effect on the cycle. In any case, you should clarify the intake with your doctor beforehand.

Important NOTE: The information in this article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a doctor's diagnosis. If you have any uncertainties, urgent questions or complaints, you should contact your doctor.