A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Missed period secondary to stress.

Resolved Question:

For the past year or so I have been noticing some strange changes to my menstrual cycle. Usually I get my menses regularly on a 28-29 day cycle. However in October last year I seemed to have missed my period and I had also experienced similar symptoms to pregnancy that month. Some of the symptoms included; serve fatigue, slight spotting, dizziness, lower back pain, frequent urge to urinate, sore breasts and irregular bowel movements. I am not currently on the pill or any medication. I exercise regularly and eat a very well balanced diet. I also sleep 8 hours a night but when I awake it feels like I didn't sleep at all.

I was tested for thyroid, hormonal levels, PCOS and urinary tract infection, did a pelvic examination and was also tested for pregnancy. All tests came back clear which was good but I am now experiencing the same problem again this month. This time the symptoms only include serve fatigue, missed period, urge to urinate, hair falling out and lower back pain. I am currently 3 days overdue and starting to worry a little about what is going on. Do you think it could possibly be a once of irregularity or could the previous results of the tests possible be inaccurate ? I also noticed that I did not ovulate this month with no PMS symptoms to follow - I usually get PMS symptoms prior to my menses. I don't have painful periods but find that I am often rushing to the toilet after meals.


Category: OBGYN

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Infertility Specialist
Dr. Aarti Vazirani is online now

Expert:  Dr. Aarti Vazirani replied 4 Days.

Hello
Thanks for writing to DoctorSpring.com with your health concern.

Some common causes of a missed period - anxiety, stress, personal or professional tensions, weight gain or loss, late nights, erratic eating habits, travelling, change in climate or season, smoking, drinking , ingestion of some medications etc.

If these are ruled out, then indeed hypothyroidism, PCOS and endometrial hyperplasia should be ruled out.
For this you need - a thorough internal evaluation, per vaginum and per speculum check up, pelvic ultrasound done transvaginally and hormonal levels - FSH, LH, TSH, Prolactin, OGTT, DHEAS, Free testosterone.
As it was done in October, get a repeat anyway.

Also, the symptoms closely mimic endometriosis, which is often a clinical diagnosis (digital exam by a gynec ) and missed on even ultrasound.
Laparoscopy is confirmatory.

Please have an evaluation ( did you take a pregnancy test this time around too ) - also, taking oral contraceptive pills or cyclical progesterone for 3 months could jump start your cycle and alleviate most of the symptoms.

All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.


Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Experience: 
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
Dr. Aarti Vazirani and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Make informed and better medical decisions.

We believe that getting medical questions answered and getting qualified opinions from certified Doctors should be easier.



Specialists from
UK, US, Ind,
Aus & NZ


48000+ consults
in 2015


98.1% Satisfied
users


MEDNET Board,
100% Satisfaction
guarantee

How it works


  • Submit question, upload files, if any
  • Consult is assigned to a specialist
  • Doctor replies, Mean response time: 2 hours
  • Intimation by email, ask follow-ups

Recommendations based on

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in News

News

Make informed and better medical decisions.