I Missed My Period But I Don’t Have Sex – What’s Going On?

Hey Heather!

I haven’t had sex or really fooled around with anyone at all. But recently, I missed my last two periods. My period has been irregular since it started. There is no possible way I can be pregnant, so why am I getting it at different times or not getting it at all? How can I make my period more regular?

An irregular menstrual cycle can be super annoying – but the good news is is that it’s usually not a big deal. There are actually a lot of reasons your period might be late or irregular, and it happens to women all the time, so don’t feel like you’re the only one.

When did you get your first period? If you got it recently, it’s totally normal for your cycle to be a little out of whack. It can take a few months or longer for your period to start showing up on a regular basis each month. If you don’t think that’s the case, there are a few other simple explanations. Stress can delay your period for months at a time, so if you’re worried about school or a crush or stuff with your family, you could be unknowingly putting off your menstrual cycle. And if you’re stressing about your period being late, that’s probably making things even worse. It’s sort of a viscious cycle.

Another reason could be your weight. If you’ve gained or lost a lot of weight recently, you could have put your cycle off balance. And if you’re exercising a lot, that could be another reason you’ve missed it. Another thing to look out for is any new medication you might have just started taking – if that sounds like it could be happening, talk to your doctor about it. Illness can be another reason you miss your period or are late. Whew. See how many things can mess up all that stuff going on down there?!

Some more complicated issues could be a thyroid issue, uterine scarring or a hormonal imbalance. But try not to worry about that – more than likely it’s one of the reasons I talked about above. The fact is, some people just have really irregular menstrual cycles – personally, the reason I went on birth control pills in the first place was to make my period more regular. Before I went on the pill, I skipped months all the time and it was really frustrating.

In the end, I can’t tell you exactly what’s going on with your body, only your doctor can. I would suggest seeing a gynecologist and talking to them about the issue. They can let you know if something more serious is going on or if you need to take pills to regulate your period.

take care,

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  • Anika Mehta

    I’m 15 years old and I haven’t had sex… But I haven’t got my periods for the last 2 months… This is the first time it’s been delayed for so long… I am tensed about studies and exams and now this…. I dont know what to do… Can someone please help me?

  • kate lay

    hai i am 21 years old and i didn’t get sex ever.. in short i am still virgin. before my monthly period i regular 28 days.. but now i don’t know what happened 3 month’s i missed my period.

  • Jane
  • Kimberly

    I’m 21 years old and have been having digestive problems for the last 2 months, but I got my period twice even with the problems, but now that I’m feeling better I haven’t got my period this time yet and it seems to be about a week late and I’m getting worried. I’m a virgin so I can’t be pregnant and my periods have always been a little irregular, but the last two times seemed to be on track. Please someone help if you can, or does anyone know how to induce a late period, anything is helpful. Thank You in Advance.

  • Isabelle

    I’m 11 I had my first period ever on the second of September.. I haven’t ever had sex, but it’s November 5th and I still haven’t had my second one…is this normal????

    • Shamita

      I think this is totally normal. Your body is probably trying to figure out what’s happening, so things like this. You could totally see it coming for the first year. I know, I was freaking out like WTH IS GOING ON!!!! I’m just a teen so don’t expect me to know too much but gurl we can get through this :))))

  • Priyanshi Srivastava

    Hey there, I’m 18 and I never had sex but my periods are not coming from the past 4 months what do I do now? I walk regularly for 1 hour but this problem has occurred before that I’m so confused help me please.

  • christy

    Im a 16 year old teenager i havent had sex my period normally comes 1st week of every month but hasnt came for this month is that normal and i have llost a bit of weight a couple of weeks ago xx

  • alicia

    I’ve never had sex but i’ve done things with my boyfriend and i haven’t come on my period yet i’m 1 week late is there any way the sperm could of got inside me? I feel as though this might be a bit of a stupid question but could anyone answer it? thanks x

  • Anna

    Hi im 32 and im worried about my period. I had my period last moth of march but i cant remembered what exactly the date, im not having sex last few moths until my bf came from vacation last 16 of april and we did sex. Im worried because usually my period came every 1st week of the moth but for now my period nver come yet. pls help me to relieve my worries.

  • Anna

    Hi im 32 years old im worried about my period last month i have my period i cant remembered the exactly date. But my worries is that i dont have a sex contact last month until my bf came from vacation last week we have sex 16 of april my worries is my period is not come yet. Most of the time my period came every 1st week of the moth pls help me about my worries

  • Guest

    I’m 15 and finished using the pill 3/4 months ago and haven’t had my period since… Is this a problem?

  • huma rauff

    I am a 16 year old virgin and I didn’t get my period for 4 months and now that I have got my period it is the 19 day and still I am having small quantity of flow is it normal