If you're not pregnant, your ovaries are probably failing to release an egg (anovulation), which means your body won't produce the hormones that guide menstruation. Stress can trigger anovulation, and doctors don't typically worry if it happens just once or twice a year. In older women, a "missed" period may also simply be a very long cycle. Experts say that when you see a 60-day cycle, that's a good indication you're approaching menopause.
Talk to your doctor if you miss more than two periods (and you're not perimenopausal) or have other symptoms such as irregular bleeding. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs in about 10 percent of women of childbearing age (women who are obese or have insulin resistance seem to be at higher risk). This condition can cause extreme hormonal swings, missed periods, infertility, thinning hair, and other health concerns.
Miss Robbie has reached her wits' end with Lil' Charles' irresponsibility. After a pregnancy scare just a few weeks ago, Charles promised Miss Robbie he'd get his act together. After Charles shows up late to work yet again, Miss Robbie shows zero remorse and shows Charles to the door... for good! She thinks it's time he receive a true wake up call, and this time around there's no more room for second chances.
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