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Could I miss my period for two months due to stress?

By September 18, 2011 - 10:05pm
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I've gone 2 months without my period (which has only happend once and I was pregnant with my son) I've taken pregnacy test after pregnancy test and they are all negative. I cramp so bad but still no period... Help?

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Hi Mommy-of-one,

Stress is definitely an important factor when women miss their periods. However, if you have now gone 2 months without a period, please see your doctor for testing and possible treatment. If you were to go a third month with no period, then this would be considered Secondary Amenorrhea.

Causes of Amenorrhea include:
Dramatic weight loss, particularly from drastic diets, eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia , or excessive exercise
Dramatic weight gain or morbid obesity
Birth defects including lack of a uterus, vagina, or other reproductive organs
Medical conditions including cystic fibrosis , Cushing's disease , polycystic ovary , or Prader-Willi syndrome
Psychological stress—can lead to a hormonal imbalance sufficient to cause amenorrhea.
Medications—some antidepressants, chemotherapeutics, corticosteroids, certain contraceptives.
Chromosomal abnormalities
Hermaphroditism (having both male and female reproductive organs)
Pituitary tumor
Thyroid dysfunction
Uterine scarring

Please read through our Amenorrhea page here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/amenorrhea

It's best that you contact your doctor before having to wait another month to miss another period. Please keep us updated.


September 19, 2011 - 7:17am
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