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Why has my period stopped?

By August 2, 2009 - 2:15pm
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OK, so i'm 15, and have never sex before, so of course im not pregnant. But the last period i've had was in march.Usually my periods are quite heavy and last 7-9 days. They started when I was 11 and arent usually on time, like I have one, then in 2 months I have another, then in 3 weeks i have another. But its been 5 months so Im kinda scared. :C Can anyone help please?

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I agree. Please talk with a parent, guardian or trusted adult (does anyone in your family know that you have not had a period for 5 months?), and make an appointment with a gynecologist.

Teenagers do typically have irregular cycles, but skipping 4 months is not typical. As mentioned above, extreme exercise or weight loss can be factors in amenorrhea, or there could be other medical reasons that need to be checked out.

Please let us know what the doctor says!

August 2, 2009 - 2:29pm
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I would definitely talk to your doctor soon because it is unusual to have such a space between periods. As far as I know, missed periods (without chance of pregnancy) could be a result from physical activity. If you are very physically active your body will produce more hormones, male hormones in particular, which could stop you from having your period. It is not uncommon to have irregular periods in the first couple years of your maturing, but in your case it could be the sign that something is wrong and you should definitely speak with a professional.

August 2, 2009 - 2:23pm
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