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Menstrual symptom question. is every woman "allowed" to miss a period occasionally, say once a year?

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Dr. David Doucette answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

In the absence of hormone usage, menstruation usually indicates that ovulation has occurred and Progesterone has been produced. Without any menses, no progersterone would be produced and women would be in a relatively unhealthy estrogen-only state. Missing up to several periods a year would still allow for enough Progesterone in the other cycles to oppose the estrogen.

Answered Dec 11, 2016

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