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Exploring Various Reasons for Missed PeriodBACK

Is it unusual to miss periods? On what basis do periods delay? Does missing periods direct towards pregnancy? If all of these questions are running in your mind, this blog is surely for you!

Oh, you missed your period? And now, this is haunting you to a great extent? Well, breathe in and let’s get going with some of the best information regarding missed periods, causes, and factors.

Always remember, if one is sexually active and there is a missed period, rule out pregnancy!

Irregular periods or missed periods can be a difficult phase to cope up with. Even though one of the major reasons for missed period happens to be pregnancy, there are various other factors for you to know. Let us look at this condition under three phases of life. That is,

  • Missed period in adolescents
  • Missed period in middle age
  • Missed period in the late 40s

So, are you ready to explore each for a better insight? Here wego!

Missed Period in Adolescents

When a girl starts menstruating for the first time, the phase for the same is stated to be menarche. This indicates that the concerned girl is stepping into the adolescent stage. Menarche occurs usually in the age group of 10-14. Due to hormonal adjustments in the body sometimes a girl can get a frequent period. While on the other hand, sometimes it results in a missed period which is again normal.

There are some of the signs to notice before the next period. This will help to reduce your overstress or anxiety related to the same. Here they are:

  • Disturbance in sleep
  • Bloating and loose stools
  • Lower back cramps
  • Stiffness of the body
  • Mood swings
  • Breast soreness
  • Headaches
  • Acne problem

There are numerous other reasons that can cause missed periods in the age stage of adolescents. They are as follows:

  • Obesity
  • Systematic Illness
  • Dieting for Weight Management
  • Ovarian Cyst Diseases (PCOS)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hormonal Changes

Though if a girl indulges in sex and then faces missed period, then it is surely a concern that again can be dealt with fairly under the supervision of medical experts.

Missed Period in Middle Age

The middle age or to be more specific child bearing age is the period when missing periods strongly indicates pregnancy. Though there could be other causes of amissed period in this stage of life. Today, let us shed light on a few of them. They are as follows:

  • Lactational Amenorrhea (Missed periods after delivery)
    During the breastfeeding stage, the body tends to store blood for more energy.
  • Contraceptive’s methods
    Oral contraceptives taken continuously can cause missed periods while consuming the same twice a week can also cause the same. The contraceptive injection that is taken every 3 months can also lead to the missed or irregular periods.
  • An intrauterine device that contains levonorgestrel causes missed periods as well.
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Polycystic ovaries.

The reasons for missed period for every stage of women’s lives could be different. But the most confusing part for the same is during the late 40s. So, now let’s explore the same.

Missed Period in Late 40s

From a girl to womanhood, the journey can be different for everyone. Missed periods during the late 40s can b due to per menopause phase or it could be the beginning of menopause. In such a case, one can experience the following problems. They are as follows:

But if you know, the symptoms related to pregnancy and menopauses are of a similar basis. Some of the specific symptoms for perimenopause are as follows:

  • Scanty periods
  • Occasionally heavy bleeding
  • Irregular periods
  • Increased duration between periods

Now, let us look at the symptoms that are common in both cases. They are:

  • Cramping and bloating is common in both situations.
  • Can cause sleep disturbances.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Fatigue.
  • Mood and emotional swings.
  • Mood and emotional swings.

The conditions that differ are as follows:

There are certain major diseases that cause missed periods as well. Now, let us glance through the prominent aspects that could be considered. A handful of those problems are as follows:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Liver Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ovarian failure due to Pelvis, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy
  • Problems such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Asherman’s Syndrome

For any of the following conditions, the best thing to do is consult the medical professional. Whether it be missed period in adolescents, or any other condition, you should visit the medical practitioner without fail. This will also give you the leverage to get an explanation irrespective of the results. This session will also include the following factors. They are as follows:

  • General examination
  • Gynaecological examination
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Psychological guidance
  • Counselling related to specific problems
  • Improved awareness regarding sex (for teenagers)
  • Checking hormonal issues
  • Contraceptive advice

So, take a step closer to understanding your body with this informative structure with ease. Want to know more? Visit the medical practitioner soon! Dr. Rekha Khandelwal, Vardaan Hospital B 100 Malviya Nagar New Delhi.



Medical abortion

It includes termination of pregnancy through medicines, given under strict prescription by the gynecologists and under guidance of gynaecologist.

Medications that are given for medical abortion are misoprostol and mifepristone

Surgical abortion:

This abortion is done in the abortion clinic or a hospital.

Suction evacuation is done under general or local anaesthesia.the pregnancy is removed by vaccum and gentle suction done for removal of. It involves surgery for terminating pregnancy through the vacuum and gentle suction of the uterus to empty it. It is a short procedure and involves stay for a couple of hours.

Why choose a private abortion clinic?

The reason why patients chose private abortion clinics is as follows. Let's discuss them:

  • The appointments are fixed hence waiting period is less. Patients do not have to wait in queue. Some patients want the treatment to be done as soon as possible and with little interference in their personal lives. They do not want to be on the waiting list. Hence, private clinics are a good choice as it ensures less waiting time, confidentiality and convenient time.
  • At times the patient wants to maintain absolute confidentiality and is scared of a chance meeting with friends or relatives. In private abortion clinics all these are maintained, Vardaan hospital is one of the leading hospitals in New Delhi, India.
  • Vardaan Hospital specialises in women diseases and well being. It has a special fully equipped abortion clinic which caters to women residing in Delhi and overseas patients from counties were abortion is illegal.