Periods are like the gods of everything. When they arrive and damn do they arrive with a bang, you wonder why on heck did they even made an appearance but then, when they are late, you go into maniac mode. So, basically, they are your frenemies. You can't live with them. And, you can't live without them. Their disappearance makes you question a number of things though. Let's check out what causes them to suddenly ditch you out of nowhere.
First things first girl, get youreslf checked for pregnancy or check yourself in home as birth control is not fullproof. "Half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned," says Dr. Mary Jane Minkin.
Ovulation begins in the brain with your pituitary gland. Stress, anxiety, traveling plays an important role in affecting your ovulation cycle. And when your ovulation cycle is not in track, neither will be your periods.
Birth control has a way of screwing up with your periods.
You forget to take your birth control once..or thrice. Well, congratulations, you have just entered the tsunami zone.
Getting sick messes up your cycle in a similar manner stress does but this happens only when you are not on birth control.
People who exercise a lot also have trouble with their monthly cycle. Especially, in case they have low body fat.
Irregular periods can also be result of thyroid condition. Hypothyroidism can lead to heavier bleeding while Hyperthyroidism results in lighter bleeding.
Endometriosis and Polycystic ovary syndrome which can drastically affect your periods, making them longer, irregular or heavier.
"Although the average age of menopause is 51, 1% of women are menopausal by age 40," said Minkin. Some girls can experience perimenopausal symptoms by mid-thirties as well.
If you are experiencing random bleeding, it could be the result of you taking birth control, missing birth control, antibiotics, early miscarriage.