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No period for a while what is wrong with me?

Hey so I’m 22 years old and I have always had regular periods up until a few months back when they suddenly stopped. I have had period pains but no period, I have done pregnancy tests but all negative including a blood test which was also negative for pregnancy. I have been having unprotected sex as I have been in a relationship for 6 years and last time I had sex I had a small amount of blood 2 days after which stopped the same day, intercourse seems to be a bit uncomfortable for me aswell lately. I have recently had an ultrasound scan to check for polycystic ovaries and again it was all negative. I’m not really sure what to do from here and I’m worried it may be something more serious, I wondered if anyone has had the same problem as me or has had similar symptoms with other problems? I know I sound very paranoid but cancer runs through both sides of my family my grandad has cancer and every one of his sisters have died from it. Would cancer have been picked up on an ultrasound? Do I have to request a blood test for this as they didn’t actually check for it last time or would it just show up during the pregnancy blood test? So desperate for answers!
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134578 tn?1614729226
COMMUNITY LEADER
Are you underweight, or are you under a lot of stress? Women's ovulation (and therefore their periods) often go AWOL if that is the case.
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Not underweight and not in any stress either, it’s been atleast 6 months since my last period.. really odd for me as I’ve always been regular!
134578 tn?1614729226
COMMUNITY LEADER
I'd ask the doc to do a hormone test. For what it is worth, cancer does not usually announce itself by cessation of periods and it is rare to have it appear at age 22. Suspect a hormonal issue or a lack of the trigger from the brain to ovulate.
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Thank you, booked an appointment today so going to see what they say
973741 tn?1342342773
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I had really long cycles in my 20's for over a year (and out of nowhere) where I had periods every 3 to 4 months.  I had some blood work done and had two issues going on.  I had a slow working thyroid or hypothyroidism as well as I was naturally producing too much estrogen.  For me, it righted itself while I was waiting for an appointment for an endocrinologist.  Never took medication for it.  I couldn't take the pill as with too much estrogen, I was having melisma and hyper pigmentation which was not making me happy (had the mask of pregnancy when not pregnant, talk about annoying!  Went away not long after my hormones got back on track, thank goodness).  But, many women DO take the pill to get their periods and cycles back on track with success.  So, your doctor may suggest that.

Have you gained a little weight or have dry skin?  I ask because those are signs of hypothyroidism too.  But honestly, it was so subtle for me, like 5 pounds extra and maybe a bit more dry but I've always had dry skin.  So, the biggest indicator for me was the issue of these long cycles and infrequent periods.  

Bottom line, Anniebrooke is right.  You need to be seen by a doctor.  they can draw blood and see if your thyroid function is at the right level and what your hormone levels are and go from there as those are two very big reasons why women experience what you are experiencing.  good luck
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Thank you for your reply also, I do have an under active thyroid But having said that My doctor said this doesn’t seem to be the problem as it’s never affected my cycle before, I had the doctors today.. they did say I have one cyst on my ovarie this doesn’t seem to be the problem either though as it’s only small, so my doctor has now given me tablets to kickstart my period hopefully and after having my ultrasound results there seems to be a problem with my liver so I am going to be having more blood tests next week, I believe this may have something to do with the problems with my cycle.. seems to be never ending.
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