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08 Oct 2006

late period
I am a 17 yr old girl and my period was supposed to start somwhere around the 30 of sept or 1 of Oct. I have never really been regular. so i am basically about 8 days late. I have never had sex. My mom says it could be due to stress because exams are coming up soon and i was also involved in a car accident last month. Im fine but it was a very traumatic experience for me. So do u think this may be a cause - stress? the past 2 days or so i have been having basic pms symptoms like bloatedness and cramps now and then. Is the cause of this from the stress perhaps?
thanx
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cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Stressed
Yes it could be due to stress. If you have no reason to think that you are pregnant - relax, as skipping a period is not dangerous or bad for you and you will just have a slightly heavier flow next time.
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