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I'm 15, my period is 8 days late, I'm sexually active (with use of protection) and just began vegetarianism about 2 weeks ago.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't been experiencing normal pms, either, nothing like cramps or back pains or anything related to that.<br><br><br><br>
Can the recent vegetarianism be the cause of my late period?
 

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A number of things can cause a late period. Stress is a big one. Also, are you making sure you are getting all the nutrients you need? I think your body may just be getting used to the change of diet.<br><br>
But yes, I agree on the pregnancy test thing. No protection is 100% <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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I would take the pregnancy test first, then I would suggest starting to take B12. I could be that your body has run out and is reacting to the lack of B12. The lack of it in your body can cause a variety of short term problems with your uterous that can be resolved with taking B12.
 

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It could be a lot of things. I would definitely take a pregnancy test. If you haven't gotten it after a few more days, talk to your doctor. Stress can cause you to skip periods, so can underweight.<br><br><br><br>
Since you've only be a vegetarian for 2 weeks, it's unlikely that your diet is a factor, but you never know. If it is a B12 deficiency, it would have been from when you were an omni, because your body should have more than a 2 week supply.<br><br><br><br>
It also could just be nothing. At 15, your body is still changing and your cycles may be hard to predict. At 15 sometimes I would get my period for 2-3 weeks straight and then not again for 6 weeks.<br><br><br><br>
Hopefully you'll be bleeding by the time you read this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Another recommendation to take the test. Two weeks of vegetarianism shouldn't be enough to change your body enough to make you late by itself. If your periods are usually regular, stress can make you late (or miss entirely), too.<br><br><br><br>
In an opposite view of what the previous poster said - my periods started out as regular as clockwork and only got slightly irregular as I got older. Now, as I'm in my late 30s, they're more irregular than they ever have been, largely due to those hormonal shifts that start happening when you get to be this age. My point is just that menstrual cycle patterns can vary from woman to woman and it is best to judge things based on your body and your patterns.<br><br><br><br>
Take the test just to be sure.
 

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Okay I took a pregnancy test, it was negative, but now I am 12 days late. I am having a lot more PMS things [frequent cramps, etc.] I am going to go to a doctor if I still don't get it in the next few days. Thanks for all you help and suggestions! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Early pregnancy symptoms are a lot like menstrual cramps. Take another pregnancy test if you don't get your period soon.<br><br><br><br>
My best friend was pregnant at 14 and had a baby at 15. If I were you, I'd reconsider the sexual activity for a while, it is not easy.<br><br><br><br>
Being vegetarian for 2 weeks really can't be the reason for your missed period. You probably normally eat a lot of vegetarian foods (pizza, pasta, fruit, veggies, etc) so your diet really hasn't changed enough just yet to have that be the reason. If you said you'd been vegetarian for 6 months and had lost 15 lbs then I'd say ok, diet related.
 

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I'm going to agree with what synergy said about your body changing. You haven't said how long you've been getting your period, but my period for the first three years or so was VERY erratic. Months would go by before I'd get it again. I'm willing to bet that it's just normal for your age; at 15, your body is still physically maturing and adapting to hormone fluctuations.
 

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Thanks for all the help, but I finally got my period, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> And I am going to lay off the sexual activity, this showed me that I can't handle what could happen becuase of it. Thanks again!
 
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