For any woman in this world, a missing period can prove to be a nightmare. Suddenly, you start thinking about all the possible situations that caused this. Did you forget to take the pill? Are you pregnant? Or maybe there is something wrong with your body?
The truth is there are many other reasons behind missing periods other than pregnancy.
Check out the top 8 unwanted conditions that can result in a delayed or missing period before you start getting stressed about unwanted pregnancy.
Stress can affect your hormones a lot. It has an effect on the hypothalamus, a part of the brain which controls your periods. So, if you have been under a lot of stress lately, like a lot of work at the office or maybe a recent breakup, that could cause your missing or delayed period.
2 Thyroid inactivity
Thyroid glands are crucial for proper functioning of hormones. Hyperthyroidism (more active) and hypothyroidism (less active) both can affect the menstrual cycle.
3 Sudden change in weight
If you are experiencing a change in your weight (gain or loss) suddenly, it can mean that your hormones are imbalanced, and that is affecting the menstrual cycle, leading to missing or delayed periods.
If you have been taking birth control pills regularly and have stopped taking them recently, your menstrual cycle can take some time to return to its normal state. Also, contraceptive injections or implants can cause missed periods as well.
5 Change in medication
There are several medicines which have hormones in them, so if you have changed your medication recently, that can result in an imbalance of hormones, thus causing delayed periods.
If you have met with some illness during ovulation, there is a high chance that you are not going to ovulate that month, causing a delayed period.
7 Polycystic Ovary Symptom (PCOS)
PCOS is an imbalance in the levels of hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. It can also cause unusual growth of hair on chest and face, problems in fertility and sudden loss of weight. Also, the hormonal imbalance causes delayed periods.