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So I missed my period this month. It was suppose to come February 22nd or so, and at first it didn't show up at all. By Feb 28th I noticed there was a small bit of brown stuff - the sort that you see when your period is finished - when wiping, but that was barely noticable and only there for 2 days.

I'd only had sex a single time this month, and we were totally safe, but to be sure, I took 2 at home pregnancy tests yesterday, both of which were negative, so I'm fairly sure I've ruled that out.

My question is... what now? I'm pretty sure it's no longer just late but MIA totally. I've been under considerable stress with classes which I've heard can cause it to be late but I've never heard of it stopping it all together. Should I go to the campus doctors to see whats up? Wait it out for next month? Take more pregnancy tests? I'm really confused.


(ETA some details: I'm not on a hormonal pill and haven't been since July. I'm 20 years old, and have had a regular period schedule since I started at 13. I had sex on Feb 14th, we used a condom which didn't break, and only had actual intercourse for a few minutes before finishing in a different way, so semen wasn't even involved down there)

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Sounds like you had some spotting instead of a full period. That could be due to stress, a change in diet or sleeping pattern, or it could happen for no reason at all. This sort of thing happens sometimes, and it's not a big deal. If your next period is wonky, too, you might want to think about talking to a doctor, just to be safe. But for now, this is totally alright.

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