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Is a missed period normal?

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A missed period doesn't always mean you're pregnant. It's normal not to have one once in a while, especially if your body is dealing with something big, like stress, sickness, or heavy exercise.

If you miss more than one period, and you’ve taken a pregnancy test to make sure that’s not the reason, talk to your doctor.

SOURCES:

Center for Young Women's Health: "Menstrual Periods."

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: "Women & Their Menstrual Cycles."

Center for Young Women's Health: "Menstrual Cramps."

Cleveland Clinic: "Menstrual Cycle."

National Health Service UK: "Heavy periods."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Heavy Menstrual Bleeding."

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: "Using Foods Against Menstrual Pain."

Mayo Clinic: "Menstrual Cycle: What's normal, what's not."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Center for Young Women's Health: "Menstrual Periods."

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: "Women & Their Menstrual Cycles."

Center for Young Women's Health: "Menstrual Cramps."

Cleveland Clinic: "Menstrual Cycle."

National Health Service UK: "Heavy periods."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Heavy Menstrual Bleeding."

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: "Using Foods Against Menstrual Pain."

Mayo Clinic: "Menstrual Cycle: What's normal, what's not."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 27, 2019

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