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can stress shorten your period

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
On -going stress: If the stress is on-going it can lead to shorter or lighter periods.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes, it can: It can shorten or lengthen periods.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: But check a pregnant test to rule that out.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes- but that is : Usually due to high stress levels. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can inc ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stress and periods: A woman's reproductive system is quite sensitive to many things. During specific times of stress a woman may not ovulate normally, and that will lead ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Late period: Many things can cause one's period to be late and severe stress is one of them.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It could delay it.: Or a period could be skipped.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Severe stress: The body can withstand brief periods of severe stress, but prolonged stress can overwhelm the system. Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, espec ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
"fight or flight": Mental or emotional stress is rarely dangerous in the short term. But over time it causes a lot of "wear and tear" on the body: higher blood pressure ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: Yes it can happen because of stress
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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DUB: Yes, it can. It is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding. If the problem continues, however, please see your OB-Gyn or primary care doctor. There are ... Read More
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