can i miss a period from malnutrition?
I am going through some hard times at the moment i have't had my period for two weeks i was wondering if it could be from malnutrition or am i pregnant?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It Likely That It Could Be From Malnutrition . .
Once Your Body Gets To A Certain Weight . .
Your Periods Stop . .
They Can Also Stop From Stress . . An You Said Youv Been Havin A Hard Time.
If You Do Feel You Could Be Pregnant . .
Go To Tha Docs Or Get A Test To Do At Home To Set Your Mind At Rest
- MJLv 61 decade ago
If you are sexually active you could be pregnant. Just go buy a three pack of tests from Wal-Mart and do them all to make sure the test isn't faulty. The best time to pee on the stick is right after you get up in the morning as that is when the hormone content is strongest. Malnutrition can cause you to miss your period. I advise that you find your local food bank, soup kitchen, or some churches to help you with your food situation. That is what they are there for and no one will think you are a bad person at all. If you can't afford the test, go to the local health department and they can test you and get you on medicaid for you and the baby so you can get proper medical attention throughout the pregnancy. Good luck.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Going more than 3 months without a period is unhealthy and puts you at an increased risk of uterine cancer. If you're not having one at least that often then you should either take progesterone to start your period or birth control pills to keep you regular. Your periods shouldn't be out of whack at the age of 15 unless you just began menstruating last year. You may have a condition such as PCOS which is causing your irregularity or perhaps a hormonal imbalance or weight issue (too thin, overweight). You should see your gyno and get a blood test done to check your hormone levels as well as an ultrasound to check for cysts on your ovaries (which is a sign of PCOS).
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You could be missing your period for a number of reasons, such as malnutrition, change in weight, stress, pregnancy, etc. It is best to rule out pregnancy first, then it will be easier to help determine the cause.
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- 1 decade ago
Yes, stress and malnutrition can BOTH affect your menstrual cycle. I served in the military for six months, and I didn't get my period at all while I was there due to the stress of basic training, and the fact that the meal times are too short.
[I also dropped to 107 lbs. (I'm 5'9").]Source(s): basic military training
- Miss VidaLv 51 decade ago
Stress DEFINITELY can affect when your body releases the egg (ovulates), and if you don't ovulate, you don't get your period. Voila! I think it's our body's way of saying, "Hey, you're not ready to have a baby right now!!"
You can also not have periods if you don't have at least a certain percentage of body fat (I can't remember what it is right now). See if you can relax, and your body may start ovulating and menstruating again. Good luck!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
no i dont think you are.
malnutrition has so much to do with your period. what wrong with ya y you dont eat well. all of us has problems but that doesnt mean that we leave eating.
chill up girl and stay happy
- dumplingmuffinLv 71 decade ago
anemia yesSource(s): nurse