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why is my period late?

Answered on July 07, 2014
Created July 05, 2014 at 12:14 AM

i am 17 years old. i don't eat too much vegetables cause i don't find delicious recipes with the vegetables that i like, but i do eat them from time to time. i don't eat too much fruit, only when i have the appetite. i don't drink too much water simply because i don't think about it, so i forget, but i am trying now as much as possible. i exercise daily for losing weight, i am not fat but i have a medium sized belly i want to get rid of. i barely eat sweets and snacks. some periods i bleed alot some medium and sometimes my period lasts for almost a whole month i dont keep track of my period but i have noticed that it hasn't been coming for a couple of months now and that got me worried... like very worried.

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on July 05, 2014
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( psss....change your age to 18 if you want to keep your Q open, ph-terms )

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on July 07, 2014
at 11:26 PM

When I was about that age, I missed my period too. The reason I did, is I was dieting and exercising a lot.

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on July 07, 2014
at 01:28 PM

Well, if it's late and your belly is medium it will likely get large and then back to small somewhere between 8 to 9 months from the missed period. Cheers

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on July 05, 2014
at 07:35 PM

If there's any possible chance you could be pregnant that's the first thing you need to check. If you are sexually active you MUST check that out first, no matter what precautions you take. NO birth control method is 100% effective.

If you are absolutely POSITIVE you are not pregnant my guess would be too few calories and/or too much exercise. Our bodies turn off fertility when we don't have sufficient body fat and nutrient stores to sustain a healthy pregnancy. That little belly you complain about is nature's way of ensuring health for you and the children you will someday bear. It's supposed to be there. So your next step is to track and count your intake and if you are below 1200 calories and at least 50% of them from natural fats, that could be the culprit.

Cut back on exercise to see if it helps. Incorporate some rest days into your exercise routine (NO purposeful exercise for 2 or 3 days a week) and see if that helps.

It's so easy to go overboard with this as any other diet. Your lack of menses is your body telling you something is WRONG, and I hope you listen to what it has to say.

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