What Are Abdominal Bloating and Missed Period?

Abdominal bloating occurs when the abdomen feels tight or full. This may cause the area to appear larger. The abdomen may feel hard or tight to the touch. The condition can cause discomfort and pain but is usually temporary and not a cause for concern.

A missed period is when your menstrual period does not happen when you thought it would (and is not just late). A missed period occurs when your menstrual cycle does not follow its customary rhythm. While this is a common occurrence for many women, it may signal an underlying medical condition.

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