Missed Period

Many things can cause a woman to miss a period. Reasons for missed periods are:

  • Stress - the changes associated with coming to college often do this.
  • Increased exercise - some women athletes don't have periods for many months at a time.
  • Weight loss - this is true for many women losing weight, worse for sufferers of bulimia/anorexia.
  • Illness
  • Pregnancy

Don't worry about 1 or 2 missed periods, unless you have reason to be concerned about pregnancy (for this, call the Women's Clinic 216-368-2453 and schedule an appointment right away). If your periods continue to be few or irregular, you should schedule a visit for a history and pelvic exam.