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What could cause a litte bleeding for one day(not period),and after some days the same event?Could stress and anxiety do that & even delay nxt period?

What could cause a litte bleeding for one day(not period),and after some days the same event?Could stress and anxiety do that & even delay nxt period?

Stress: Stress can certainly cause changes to your period, even delay the next period. If this is a persistent problem, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can depression and anxiety delay period?

Can depression and anxiety delay period?

Yes, they can: Any stress can change the timing of a period to earlier or later. If it is delayed, however, it would be wise to get a pregnancy test done. ...Read more

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I had protected penetrative sex for the first time right before my period was expected. I started spotting two days before sex , and continued for 3 days after. Now there's no sign of it. Could this delay it? Worrying is worsening my anxiety.

I had protected penetrative sex for the first time right before my period was expected. I started spotting two days before sex , and continued for 3 days after.  Now there's no sign of it. Could this delay it? Worrying is worsening my anxiety.

Sex and periods...: Having sex in the middle of a menstrual period cannot have an effect on the timing of that same menstrual period, because that period has already started... and sexual activities do not have any powerful magic to start or stop an ongoing menstrual period. That said, if the next egg that comes gets fertilized, then the next upcoming period can be delayed 10-12 months (until after the baby is born). ...Read more

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Do you think graduating from high school& extreme anxiety about pregs is delaying period? Protected by spermicide condom, pull out, plan b. Neg tests.

Do you think graduating from high school& extreme anxiety about pregs is delaying period? Protected by spermicide condom, pull out, plan b. Neg tests.

Possibly: There are many situations that can result in a delayed. Stress of graduation is certainly one of them. You can settle your distress by a home pregnancy test or by seeing your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What delays a period for up to two months?

What delays a period for up to two months?

Reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is maximum time of delay of period?

What is maximum time of delay of period?

Need diagnosis: Check if you are pregnant first then move on to see your doctor for physical exam. ...Read more

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Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

Have you been : Sexually active? If yes, would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at this time.Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or med problems. ...Read more

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How can you delay your period?

How can you delay your period?

Take continuous: Take continuous birth control pills. That is skip the last week of placebo pills and go straight to a new pack. That will postpone your period until you finish the second pack and get to the last week. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Other reasons for delayed period?

Other reasons for delayed period?

Many : Pregnancy, anovulation, peri-menopause, hormone manipulation (ocps, depo-provera, etc), premature ovarian failure (pof), stress, poly cystic ovaries (pco, stein-leventhal syndrome), prolonged follicular phase, or just a normal variant. It's normal to occasionally miss a period or have a delayed one. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What could cause a delayed period?

What could cause a delayed period?

Multiple causes: Delayed cycles are usually due to delayed ovulation. This is most commonly caused by stress or underlying ovulation disorders. Pregnancy that is early and not detected is another reason. If delayed cycles are common for you, then ovulation disorder is likely and you should seek help because aside form fertility these issues also relate to chronic health in various ways and should be addressed. ...Read more

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I need a natural way to delay period?

I need a natural way to delay period?

Pregancy/: That may be the only 'natural' means of delaying your menstrual period. ...Read more

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How to delay your period by two weeks?

How to delay your period by two weeks?

Delaying menses: You can delay a menses by taking the birth control pill and not taking the placebo pills. Women can then have a menses when they want or not at all. ...Read more

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Does taking clomaid delay your period?

Does taking clomaid delay your period?

It can: Clomid (clomiphene) is intended to induce ovulation. Once you ovulate you will either conceive or have a period. The timing of the period can be delayed compared to a non Clomid (clomiphene) cycle. ...Read more

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I have a delayed period. What's the cause?

I have a delayed period. What's the cause?

Uncertain: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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How to delay my period?

How to delay my period?

Oral contraceptive: Talk to your family doc or gynecologist about your oral contraceptive. When taking traditional birth control pills, the active ones are usually the 1st 3wks' worth while the last week's are placebo or sugar pills. You can delay your period by skipping your sugar pills & starting your next month's pack as soon as you finish the previous month. Best to discuss this w/your family doc before doing so. ...Read more

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Can sex delay my period?

Can sex delay my period?

Not usually: Sex won't delay your period unless it results in pregnancy. In that case you won't have a period for 10 months or so. Otherwise, sex won't delay your period. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I delay my period

With hormones.: You can take birth control pills continually or by skipping the "inactive" pills for one cycle. Sometimes it can be withdrawn early with progestins to adjust timing of the cycle. See your physician to make the best decision and determine if this is possible for you. ...Read more

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How do I delay my period?

How do I delay my period?

It depends: The best way to delay a period is by using the birth control pill. If you are on the pill, after 3 weeks, start a new pack instead of taking the last row of pills. ...Read more

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