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Does being overweight cause your period to be irregular? If so, how many missed periods could you have?

Quickly losing or gaining weight can make your period irregular. So can poor nutrition or over exercising. And so can being pregnant.

Calling a period “irregular” generally means it’s out of the ordinary for you  — it’s earlier or later than usual, heavier or lighter than usual, or it doesn’t show up at all. Many women have irregular periods at some point in their life. But missing multiple consecutive periods can be a sign of pregnancy or another serious condition.  Click here to learn more about your period and some of the things that can make it irregular. If you’re worried that something unhealthy is going on, you should talk with a health care provider. If you think you might be pregnant, you should take a pregnancy test or contact your health care provider or your nearest Planned Parenthood.

 

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