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how long can stress delay my period?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Indefinitely: Stress can dysregulate your menstrual cycle -- making periods come sooner or much later than expected. Periods may even be absent. If it's possible you could be pregnant though, it's best to check a home pregnancy test. That is the most common cause of delayed menses in a woman with regular periods.
Answered on Apr 2, 2019

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