chelsea (youtoldmeso) wrote in vaginapagina,

Missed periods + traveling

General information about myself:
I'm 20 years old, 5'6", 145ish pounds, not sexually active, not taking HBC, anemic, and taking doxycycline (antibiotic/antimalarial).

This summer I spent two months in Ghana. I had my period, which is usually super regular and easy to deal with, the first week I was there. Since then, though, I've skipped two periods, and I've also been insanely bloated (maybe actually gaining weight?). I called my gynecologist's office and the receptionist mentioned that this happens to a lot of women when they travel for more than a couple of weeks. I know it hasn't been a really long time, so I shouldn't be incredibly worried, but I just wanted to see if this has happened to anybody else. Also, I haven't been particularly stressed out, which I've also heard can make someone skip a period. How long should I wait before I go to the gynecologist or at least my general care doctor? Thanks so much for reading!
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