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Feel less of a girl

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I’m not sure what to do? I’m a girl and just like all girls I get periods every month but I didn’t get mine this month I’m not sure whether there’s smth wrong with me thou.. I told my mum, and she said it could be stress. I hope it is, and nothing is wrong with me it kinda just makes me feel less of a girl thou cause all girls get periods and I got the stomach pains that does happen but there isn’t anything there


Hey there, thanks for your question!
First off, we want to say we’re really glad you reached out. It takes courage to talk about personal stuff like this, especially when you’re feeling uncertain or worried. We hear you and we understand how confusing and maybe even scary this situation might feel.
Missing a period can definitely be unsettling, but it’s essential to remember that bodies can be unpredictable sometimes. Your mom mentioning stress as a possibility is valid. Stress can play a significant role in menstrual irregularities. It doesn’t make you any less of a girl, though. Our bodies can react differently to various situations, and that’s entirely normal.
Experiencing stomach pains without getting your period can add to the confusion and discomfort. It’s frustrating when the symptoms are there, but the period doesn’t show up. Just know that you’re not alone in this, and there’s no shame in seeking support or asking questions.
If you’re still feeling unsure or worried, it might be a good idea to chat with a healthcare provider. They can offer guidance and help ease your concerns. Remember, it’s ok to ask for help when you need it. You’re not alone in this, and there are people who care about you and want to support you through this.
You may find this article from spunout, Ireland’s youth information and support platform, helpful
You can also always reach out to the Childline Team if you need someone to talk to. We’re here for you, 24/7, ready to listen and offer support, completely judgment-free, confidential and anonymous.
Take care, and remember to be kind to yourself,

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