Hey everyone, just as the title says, I have completely skipped my period this last month (last period was August 24th through the 28th). No cramping, spotting, tender breasts or anything, it's like my body just forgot or something. I took a test about a week and a half ago and another tonight which were both negative.
Just for background info, I am 23, married and we don't use any form of birth control, we never have in our 3+ year relationship and I've never been pregnant. Can anyone here tell me some common reasons for this to happen or is this entirely uncommon and should I see someone about it?
This has only happened once before but that was after loosing a job and being under tremendous stress because of it. It was actually almost one year ago exactly that happened to me, could there be a connection? I am not stressed anymore, no eating disorders or weight issues or excessive exercise. Any advice?
I feel silly posting this but even though I am 23 I still come here first because this site helped me through a ton of personal crises in the past, hoping y'all can give me a clue as to what's going on here. Thanks so much!!
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It doesn't always take an extreme change to throw the menstrual cycle off it's usual pattern. Reasons for this to happen can include small changes in sleeping and eating patterns, illness (even mild illness like a cold or stomach flu), and other changes to the body can affect menstruation. Sometimes, there is no explanation, and one's cycle changes, temporarily or permanently, just because it feels like it.
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