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Could clotting have delayed my period for this month?

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I previously emailed in last week regarding a problem I was experiencing with vaginal brown blood clotting every time I went to the toilet,I received a response to this that it is normal to occasionally pass clots up to 10 days before a period, the clotting I was experiencing for 5 days has now stopped altogether,it ceased on Saturday evening & hasn't returned, but my menstrual cycle hasn't yet came. I am getting no pre feeling of a due period or any other symptoms,apart from occasional clear light discharge which is normal for me. Could the clotting of delayed my period for this month,or is it possible that I've had that instead of one?
It is just to add,I have been under a great deal of stress throughout the last 3 to 4 weeks with work/home,I understand this may of contributed to the problem.

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replied March 15th, 2012
Womens Conditions Answer A32787
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Stress level changes, changes in lifestyle can alter your hormonal status and period pattern. Having altered periods (if you are not sexually active) and change in menstrual cycle length by 5-10 days is also considered to be normal. Wait and watch for your periods. If this was spotting due to hormonal changes and stress, then you should get your periods within 10 days of your expected period dates. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if you do not get your usual periods. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you get your periods and regulate your periods (based on examination findings and investigation results). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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