Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

missed periods but not pregnant

By Anonymous October 17, 2015 - 3:47pm
Rate This

I'm 16 yrs old, been a vegetarian for a year and half i believe i don't get a lot of protein through out my day and since January I've been missing my periods and i definitely knew i couldn't be pregnant, until April I've gotten about 3 periods. In May i had protected sex and i took plan b later that day, a week i got my period after that haven't got it, in July me and my boyfriend had protected sex again and took plan b again but haven't got my period since, its been 2 months. I know i'm not pregnant. Also ive had a bunch of things on my mind this year so it could be from stress. I just want to know what else could be wrong with my body??

Add a Comment2 Comments


Hello and thank you for choosing EmpowHer,
It is very common in adolescent years to have an irregular period. One thing to be careful of as a vegetarian though, is getting enough iron. Red meat offers a lot of iron which is important for the female menstrual cycle to be regular. So, I suggest that you take iron pills as a supplement. Even if you are not anemic, it is a great supplement to take in general for adolescent girls, especially vegetarians.
Secondly, just because you do not have a regular period, does not mean you are unhealthy or there is something wrong with your body. It's not necessary to have a regular period unless you are trying to get pregnant, or you have severe symptoms such as heavy, prolonged menstrual bleeding.
One indicator that you should see a doctor is severe PMS without menstrual bleeding. This may also be a sign of something more serious than simply hormonal imbalances.
In any case, doctors will usually prescribe birth control pills to teens with irregular cycles or severe symptoms. But if you are experiencing severe symptoms, taking birth control pills is not necessarily the answer. So, if you have severe symptoms and the doctor simply puts you on birth control, this is red flag! I highly suggest before accepting any treatment, that you receive a pap smear/pelvic exam, and even test for anemia, to make sure nothing more serious is going on.

October 18, 2015 - 10:18am
(reply to fchacon)

Also i forgot to mention, i also get discharge a lot often

October 18, 2015 - 1:28pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Menstrual Cycle

Get Email Updates

Related Checklists

Menstrual Cycle Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!