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What do you do if you have never had sex but you haven't had your period for about 32 days?

By whatawhatawhoha May 17, 2009 - 8:36pm
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I am almost 14 years old. It may seem weird that I am on a website to ask about my lady problems but my mother and sister are no help and my dad, well, he is my dad. I have had my period for over a year and from then to now I have kept an accurate record of when I have gotten and when I have ended my menstrual cycle. Since January or December of this year (well not December, but ya) I have gotten my period on the 16th. It is now may and I expected to get my period yesterday but it didn't come. Hopefully I thought it would come today but it didn't. I am now really worried because I know I can't be pregnant since I have never had sex and it doesn't seem normal today to have not of had your period in 32 days. I have no idea what to do except to just wait and stress myself out. Please help me because I am not sure if this is just normal or if I am really going crazy.

Thank you very much,

A. N. W.

(don't laugh at me my parent's didn't mean to name me after a root beer company.)

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EmpowHER Guest

I last had sexual intercourse I'm January , I had a period in February but I have missed my period in March !
I can't be pregnant because I haven't done anything sexual since January.
I have exams coming up in May , could this be due to stress or something else ? I am very worried about this.

April 10, 2016 - 3:29pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

Stress can certainly affect the menstrual cycle. If you are very worried then take a pregnancy test to rule that out.

April 11, 2016 - 3:04pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi so I'm 16 and my period is a tad late. I haven't had sex but I have done some things; however, none of those posed a threat to getting me pregnant so I don't believe it could be that. And I'm a very paranoid person that I could be pregnant. I did have a very stressful week last week and I'm still slightly stressed and a bit tired. I've been sick for about a month and a half from a cough, then a cold, and now my allergies. Is it possible that these are the reasons why it's a bit late? Also, before it has been a bit normal for my period to not come until later because of how stressed I was. I'm just more nervous because I'm a bit more sexually active now.

March 24, 2016 - 9:00am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

High stress levels can cause a late period. During periods of stress, the body produces more of the hormone called cortisol. In response, certain bodily functions considered non essential shut down. The menstrual cycle is one.

What exactly do you mean by " a bit more sexually active now"?

Pregnancy is possible if you have engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse- with penetration and ejaculation.

Just try to relax. If you do not get a period this month, and have been sexually active, take a home pregnancy test. For the most accurate result, test in the morning and use the first urine when you wake up.


March 24, 2016 - 9:09am
EmpowHER Guest

Hey I am 15 years old, I have not had sex at all or any sexual contact with another person at all. I have not had my period for six months, should I consult with a doctor? It is not the first time before, one time it was four months. However I was regular when I started my period at ten. When I turned 13 it began to skip a month or it was every two months but on the same date. Now it is completely random and I don't get signs of it coming like I use to. I know I am not pregnant, but am very worried.

March 2, 2016 - 8:39pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

Since it has been 6 months without a period, talk to your doctor now. You may have something like a hormonal imbalance that needs treatment.

You can read more about the absence of periods here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/amenorrhea


March 3, 2016 - 7:14am
EmpowHER Guest

I am 11 years old and have had my period for one year. Obviously, I am a Virgin! But, haven't had my period in around six weeks. What do I do? Really worried and stressing out :/ talking to my friends, they say it's normal, but just to be sure! Thanks

January 29, 2016 - 3:19pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon
EmpowHER is for people 13 and over. Talk to a trusted adult.
(Hint: it's normal).

January 29, 2016 - 3:47pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi I'm 13 years old, I haven't had my period for about 2-3 months now and I'm really worried. I'm not pregnant because I haven't had sex.what does this mean? I need information? Please?

December 14, 2015 - 12:12am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!
You are far too young for sex.
Your period is probably irregular due to your age. For some women, it can take several years for their periods to regulate. Missing a few months here and there at your age isn't generally something to worry about. Talk to your doctor about it on your next visit.

December 14, 2015 - 4:37pm
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