Oh no you’re late! If you’ve experienced the stress-inducing absence of your period, you might jump to the conclusion that you’re pregnant. However, health experts assure us that a late, missed, or totally absent period can indicate several other underlying health issues.
Here are seven reasons why your period might be late—excluding pregnancy…
1. High Stress
So aside from becoming stressed when you’re monthly period is late (causing even more delay)—emotional stress associated with your personal life or work can also delay the appearance of your monthly menstrual cycle.
According to gynecologists at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center, high levels of physical or mental stress can cause your period to be late, missed, or stop altogether. Luckily, once you banish the stressful situation from your life, your menstrual cycle should recommence as usual.