I'm stumped. I am technically "missing" my period right now but it's just taking its precious time.
For the last thirteen days or so (ugh), it's been teasing me with its arrival. It should've started officially six days ago. I've been cramping on and off this whole time.
For these thirteen days, I've had the lightest, lightest color showing whenever I'd wipe—so light you could barely tell it's there. At some point, I thought it was finally starting because it turned brown for a day, but then it stopped again. When I inspect deep inside, there's the tiniest traces of red blood hiding up in there. I have NO discharge.
Last month, I lost eleven pounds on a super restrictive diet and I hear that can cause you to skip your period, but I don't feel like I'm skipping it…? I'm having a lot of my typical period symptoms, they're just mellower than usual.
I also did a DIY pregnancy test out of curiosity. I think I got a positive result, although, I don't think pregnancy does this. I could be wrong.
TL;DR: period isn't flowing out, like it's blocked by something.