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Can Being Stressed Delay Your Period
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, persistent stress can affect your body in various ways.In fact, for some women, stress may play a role in causing irregular or missed periods. As stress levels rise, there’s a chance that your menstrual period will temporarily stop, a condition known as secondary amenorrhea. However, there are alot of things that can affect your cycle: level of exercise, thyroid issues, &hormone issues. ...Read more
Stress & menses: Stress can interfere with the length of your menstrual cycle, though hypothalamic influence on hormone release. Your cycle could be shorter or longer than expected, or you may not ovulate or menstruate at all. Please see your doctor for specific evaluation and suggestions. ...Read more
Yes it's possible.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control), polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Can being worried and stressing out.. Along with traveling outside the country delay your period?
Last 2 periods delayed by stress. not sure when period is due anymore. how can i deal with stress will these last two delays affect the this one?
Stress: It's possible that stress plays a role in suppressing the function of the hypothalamus, which controls the pituitary gland and therefore Ovaries. If the ovaries aren’t working properly, side effects may involve the menstrual cycle, including missed periods or irregular periods. As soon as the stressor is going away the cycle should go back to normal. ...Read more
I have been very stressed the past two weeks. How much does stress affect a period? Will it delay it by too much?
Likely not: You are right that stress can affect our periods. I've definitely had patients where that's seemed like the case, but it is very rare. The body is a powerful thing, and most women, despite enormous stress, will still ovulate and have a period. Extremes of weight (too thin, too heavy) are more likely causes for irregular period. As well as thyroid or pituitary problems. Check with your doctor! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
That is : Totally variable.Get a more detailed answer ›
3mos delayed period. Virgin. Stressed. Student. Chubby. Took pills and after may peruod also stopped. Should i take pills again?
I haven't had my period in 5 days. I am regular. (but sometimes when I'm stressed, it gets delayed by like a few days.) but I'm not stressed.
Late period: if you are sexually active, make sure you are not pregnant. Otherwise, your period may start anytime in the next few days so you have had similar situations before ...Read more
Last bc pill 3 days ago. No sign of period. Can stress really delay it? Sex once on the 21st day of my cycle but pull out?? No sign of 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?
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