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Am 3 days late period but I have been stress lately and been drinking heavily and I also have anxiety problems?

Am 3 days late period but I have been stress lately and been drinking heavily and I also have anxiety problems?

Late period: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Late period- digital HPT negative 36 days after sex and I have been very stressed and had anxiety about being pregnant (not trying) could this be why?

Late period- digital HPT negative 36 days after sex and I have been very stressed and had anxiety about being pregnant (not trying) could this be why?

Marked stress: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Condom didn't break,no ejaculation, took plan b, negative preg test after 3 weeks, also very stressed and anxiety, late period, could I be pregnant?

Condom didn't break,no ejaculation, took plan b, negative preg test after 3 weeks, also very stressed and anxiety, late period, could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: Your delayed period may be due to hormonal issues with plan B. If you do not get a period in 4-5 days, repeat the pregnancy test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Have battled with frequent uti's and had kidney stones removed. Also late period. Depression/anxiety. Should i start antidepressants or get any tests?

Have battled with frequent uti's and had kidney stones removed. Also late period. Depression/anxiety. Should i start antidepressants or get any tests?

Reduce inflammation: Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day, vitamin D3 10k IU/day and a good probiotic daily help to reduce inflammation and boost immunity. Diet modification is very effective for depression and anxiety: avoid all grains, lentils, milk based foods (only butter is good). Consume plenty of flesh foods, vegetables, olive oil, butter. Following this diligently takes ~ 4 weeks to show effect. ...Read more

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Can axiety/panic disorder and stress cause a late period? I've been havin bad panic problems for days on end right now. So i'm just wondering.

Can axiety/panic disorder and stress cause a late period? I've been havin bad panic problems for days on end right now. So i'm just wondering.

Possibly: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please describe the things that can make your period late?

Please describe the things that can make your period late?

Late period: 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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When you've been a little bit sick, is that enough to make your period late?

When you've been a little bit sick, is that enough to make your period late?

Yes, possibly: 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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