10 problems that cause the delay of your period

It is well known by all that the least expected moment in our lives is the day the period comes to us. We suffer from terrible colic, constipation, mood swings, unexplainable cravings and endless situations that only girls will know how to understand.

But seeing that the days pass and that our rule has not arrived is one of the worst sensations, since we usually relate the delay with a pregnancy. However, the reasons that keep us waiting for our period are diverse and vary from body to body.

1. Irregular cycles

This means that the menstrual cycle of the previous month lasted 24 days and this 32, so it has not lowered you yet because your body is not ready to begin.

2. Stress or anxiety

Stress or anxiety can negatively affect your hormone production, which is regulated by the hypothalamus, a part of the brain. It can even make you not ovulate in a certain cycle, causing the absence of menstruation in this month.

3. Diseases or infections

If your body is not well, you are not ready to get pregnant, so your body will ovulate only when it feels healthy. Even a flu could be a cause of delay.

4. Medications

Certain medications such as antipsychotics, corticosteroids, antidepressants, antihypertensives or chemotherapy can alter your cycle, so do not forget to consult your doctor.

5. Changes in weight

Either by excessive or too low weight, the period loses its regularity, because the greasy cells of our body contribute to the production of estrogen, the female hormone responsible for the maturation of the eggs.

6. Wrong Calculations

In reality this does not cause a delay in itself, but being in constant activities, we can lose the sense of time and consequently, the correct count of the days.

7. Poor feeding

Eating a little, eating a lot or consuming a lot of junk food, is reason enough for the absence of the period, since the nutrients do not arrive with enough force to all the parts of the body, reason why, in an attempt to save energy and nutrients, Menstruate.

8. Excessive exercise

In this case we talk about women are triathletes, marathoners, competition swimmers, gymnasts and other professional athletes. High caloric expenditure, stress and low body fat are responsible for the changes in their period.

9. Polycystic ovaries

Women with polycystic ovaries have frequent irregular periods producing androgenic (male hormones) in excess and generating cysts.


Amenorrhea is different from menstrual delay. If you do not have your period for 3 or more months and you are not pregnant, it is no longer considered a delay but a hormonal disorder that indicates an inappropriate sexual development.