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Can stress cause late periods?

Can stress cause late periods?

Agree w Dr Pappas: 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Can stress cause irregular heartbeats?

Can stress cause irregular heartbeats?

Yes, it can: But you should still be evaluated by your family doctor or a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What can cause irregular periods?

What can cause irregular periods?

Lots of reasons!: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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What can cause irregular periods?

Many reasons: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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Can stress cause light periods ?

Can stress cause light periods ?

Possibly if very: Significant. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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Can stress relief cause periods?

Can stress relief cause periods?

Yes: It may be more clear to say it this way: stress can delay or prevent menses (periods). Relieving stress can reverse this effect and allow a normal menstrual cycle to resume. ...Read more

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Can heavy irregular menstrual cycles cause memory problems?

Can heavy irregular menstrual cycles cause memory problems?

Should not cause: That unless you are losing so much blood that you would be so severe anemic and not getting enough blood to the brain which would be extremely rare , you need to be evaluated for other causes of memory loss, please see a neurologist for that and you need to see your gyn to treat the irregular heavy period, no reason to suffer with that. ...Read more

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Can depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Can depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Yes: Absolutely! stress can cause you to miss a period, or to have an extra period. The stress hormones can interrupt your normal cycle. Periods should return to normal when the stress lessens. But do make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Sometimes: It depends on why you have irregular periods. Of the cause is that you are not ovulating you will have trouble getting pregnant. Off you keep a calander you may discover tat you are more regular tan is obvious ...Read more

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Can stress cause really late light periods?

Can stress cause really late light periods?

Yes, it can: If pregnancy is a fear, run a pregnancy test. Stress, however, can certainly cause this and you should get into therapy if your stress level is this bad. ...Read more

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Can stress cause shorter and lighter periods?

Can stress cause shorter and lighter periods?

Period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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Can having hypothyroidism cause missed menstrual periods?

Can having hypothyroidism cause missed menstrual periods?

Yes: Yes and the periods will return to normal most of the time when the problem is corrected. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress cause skipped beats?

Can emotional stress cause skipped beats?

Yes, however,: You may need to have your heart checked to be sure it is not a medical problem before assuming that it is due to psychological stressors. ...Read more

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Could hormonal imbalance and periods cause heart flutter?

Could hormonal imbalance and periods cause heart flutter?

Yes: Palpitations are common in menopause and are related to changes in hormone levels. Hormones are commonly given to women to treat those symptoms. Palpitations are just the fluttering sensations in the chest most commonly caused by the heart skipping, or beating faster or more forcefully. Sometimes the fluttering sensation is due to something else and the heart rhythm is normal. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause periods delay?

Can anemia cause periods delay?

Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a monthly blood loss that goes uncompensated by new rbc synthesis. Sometimes these anemias can be quite significant, suggesting that menses can proceed unabated, even in the context of significant anemia. If you are worried about this, consult your dr. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more