No period in 3 months and not pregnant!!, whats wrong with me

United States
April 6, 2008 12:50am CST
Ok so I was not sure where I should actually post this discussion but I do hope to get some responses cause I am really trying to figure out what is wrong with me. After you read what I am about to say please do not tell me to go to the doctors, I know I need to see a doctor but I do not health insurance and it cost too much to see a doctor. But heres my problem. I have not had my period for about 3 months. I have taken 6 pregnancy tests over this time and they have all came back negative, that I'm not pregnant. I was having some pain in the stomach last week so I decided to go to the emergency room. The first question was could I be pregnant. so I told them about all the home pregnancy tests. So they than took their own urine test and also a pregnancy blood test, which both also came back negative so I'm not pregnant. Does anyone know why I might not be getting my period? Has anyone ever been through anything like this? All responses will be greatly appreciated.
4 responses
• United States
6 Apr 08
Do you have painful cramps during menstruation? Do you have any random patches of hair in unusual places like your chin or chest? Have you ever been irregular before? Are you currently on hormonal birth control?
• United States
6 Apr 08
not lately since I haven't had my menstrual cycle, lol. But yea I have always had been menstrual cramps since I have been a little girl. Cramps that the doctor has actually given me painkillers for. As for the random patches of hair in unusual places no I do not have any of that. Right now I am not on any birth control. And my period has never been this irregular, the most I have ever been late is 7 - 10 days.
• United States
6 Apr 08
If your cramps were that bad, I would say there's a good chance that you might have a disorder called Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. It's a condition where when your body is supposed to release an egg for ovulation, the ovum will instead turn into a cyst and never drop. This makes menstruation very painful and can sometimes make you skip periods. Side effects are heightened testosterone levels that can cause hair growth, weight gain/inability to lose weight effectively, and sometimes diabetes. Unfortunately, the only way to check for it is a blood test to check for testosterone and insulin resistance, as well as an ultrasound to check for cysts and the best way to treat it is with birth control because of the estrogen in it. The best thing I can think of would be for you to maybe read some books about PCOS and other ovarian conditions and maybe try to eat foods/vitamins that promote estrogen.
• United States
6 Apr 08
Stress, diets, any change. Usually at a young age (even in 20's), you're just unregulated. I wouldn't worry too much about it just yet. And the more you stress about it, the more it effects your period.
• United States
6 Apr 08
My period has always been pretty regular, sometimes a few days late but never like this. My boyfriend keeps telling me I need to calm down and stop thinking to much that the hospital wasn't wrong that if I was pregnant it would have came up. and that it would have also showed in the cat scan they did of my stomach. I guess thats my biggest fear, scared to be pregnant. My son is almost 7years old, things are finally starting to go smoothly. I just don't want to be pregnant again. But I guess I just need to relax because all the home pregnancy test came back negative and also the pregnancy tests at the hospital came back negative.
• United States
6 Apr 08
basically, things happen. stress might be the cause. and definitely, something would have shown if they did an x-ray. take a deeep breath, eat a piece of chocolate to get those endorpines going, and just relax. what ever happens, happens, and you're not pregnant.
@magilives (261)
• Australia
6 Apr 08
There are a number of reasons for missed periods. The first things to look at is your diet and stress levels. Bad diet and stressful times can both cause you not to have a period. Also if you are constantly worried about your period, you are causing yourself more stress. The other thing it could be is a phantom pregnancy. If you are trying to fall pregnant or you think you are pregnant, your body can respond by showing signs of being pregnant. The pains in the stomach can also be caused by bad diet or stress. Hope this helps. Good luck.
• United States
6 Apr 08
defiently not trying to fall pregnant. I have one kid and thats enough for me. So if I think about it too much I could actually have the symptoms? My diet is fine but there is alot of stress. Can stress really keep a period away for this long though?
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Well, the other's said before that it could be a numer of factors. But also it could be your body is just shifting your period. Some women naturally have their period once every three or four months with no problems. It's just natural for them. My apartment mate is actually like that. Maybe your's is shifting as well. But it could be more serious than that. I won't tell you to go see a doctor because you already know that. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.