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A 35-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could a girl miss her period from drinking or eating?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
I don't understand: I don't understand your question. Everyone eats and drinks! if a woman doesn't get enough calories and is significantly underweight, she can miss periods. If she is significantly overweight, it can cause a hormone imbalance as well. If it is less than 2 years from when you started the periods, they may be irregular at times. If your periods continue to irregular, see your doctor.
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