Skipping your period can sometimes point to pregnancy, but that’s not the only reason Aunt Flo isn’t coming to visit.
“There are a number of reasons why your periods can stop,” says Ella, “the most common reasons are pregnancy, stress, sudden weight loss, being overweight or obese, extreme over-exercising , contraception choices, reaching the menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).”
Skipping your period could also be because of a medical condition. “Heart disease, uncontrolled diabetes, an overactive thyroid, or premature menopause,” says Ella, “everyone is different and so are their cycles; it’s important to speak with a doctor if you’re worried.”
Let’s take a closer look at some of those reasons you might miss your period…