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    DIVA Answers “Help, I Didn’t See My Period Last Month!”

    Please DIVA help me out. I saw my last period on 22nd of August and I discovered there is a boil around my buttock which later became big. I didn’t see my period at all in September.

    Now my question is, could it be the different antibiotics I took that’s the cause of not seeing my period?

    For most women, a missed period is typically the first sign of pregnancy. We’d advise that you have a pregnancy test especially if you are sexually active. But if you are not or the test results are negative, then there could be other reasons for your missed period.

    Your missed period may be a result of one of the following common reasons:

    1. Anovulation (You Don’t Ovulate)
    Ovulation problems account for 30 percent of infertility cases, and they are one of the most common common reasons for a missed period. A majority of women who seek fertility help because they are not ovulating. A menstrual cycle in which your ovaries don’t release a mature egg and you don’t ovulate is called anovulation.

    2. Stress and Anxiety
    Being stressed is never good for your health or your body, and it can cause a variety of problems, everything from lowering your immune response to affecting your cardiovascular health. Stress is also one of the reasons for a missed period.

    3. Overweight, Underweight, and Weight Problems
    If you have lost a substantial amount of weight recently, or on the other hand, you’ve gained some weight too fast, this is another common reason for a missed period when you’re not pregnant.

    4. Contraceptives and Hormonal Birth Control
    If you are taking hormonal birth control pills, it is not uncommon for you to experience light periods or no period at all – a missed period.

    5. Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding is another common reason for missed periods. When you are breastfeeding exclusively – meaning your baby is not getting his or her food source from anything else but your breast milk – this will usually delay your periods from returning.

    6. Medication
    There are some medications that can disrupt menstrual cycles. For example, some chemotherapy drugs, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, and oral corticosteroids can cause you to have missed periods, or no menstrual periods at all.

    7. Rigorous Exercise
    Women who participate in activities and sports that require them to undergo rigorous training often experience skipped periods or no periods at all.

    We hope this answers your question.