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A 40-year-old female asked:

can stress and excessive worry cause my menstrual cycle to last longer and have cramping for more days this month?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes they can.: Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example).

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A 41-year-old female asked:

I'm 40 years old and I've been on my menstrual cycle for 8 days been under a lot of stress what could be wrong with me?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Menorrhagia: You might be starting to have some ovulatory dysfunction common in women in their forties. It this gets worse it might be of value to see your gynecologist. If you're done with having children, it would be a good time to talk about procedures to stop your periods or the use of hormones to control bleeding.

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