2 years

Missed periods for few months

Hello, Dr.
I’m on 48 years old single, never married or pregnant. It’s been 6 months without a period. Am I pre-menopausal or menopausal? If this happens, does a person need to reactivate menstruation? If yes, how? What changes are expected to my body and health? Any signs or symptoms I need to be alert to? Any advice on nutrition? What should I do? Thank you.

Hi and thanks for your question, we perfectly understand the situation you are in. Your question is causes of missed periods. Here we will try to cover all of it. What are causes that can make me miss my period?

  • Stress, stress can cause hormonal imbalance which controls your menstrual cycle, and also in a long run, affect your bodyweight which will be further elaborated in the next 2 point.
  • Low body weight, it affects your body metabolism and affects your hypothalamus, both of which can affect your menstrual cycle. If it’s associated with an eating disorder, getting your treatment for it will help alleviate the symptoms. Otherwise, eat a balanced diet and gain some weight may help you regulate your menstrual cycle.
  • Overweight, just as low body weight can affect your metabolism and hypothalamus, so can being overweight, having a proper diet and exercise plan to lose weight can help with this.
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition where too much male hormones are produced in a female can lead to a cessation of menstruation. It is accompanied by hirsutism which is excessive hair at the face, the chin, the chest and the body.

Is it possible to be pregnant with a negative urine pregnancy test? Yes! The urine pregnancy test tests the urine for a substance known as beta-HCG, a hormone secreted by the placenta. Once it is detected over a certain amount, the test turns positive.

However, if it does not cross that threshold, it will remain negative. It usually becomes positive after 12-14 days after day of ovulation. Therefore, to be certain, you should visit a clinic or hospital where they will check for the exact level of hormone within your body or do an ultrasound to see if the gestational sac can be seen.

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and explanations from us, you can talk to our doctor or our specialist online. Thank you.

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