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Can Stress Delay Periods
I heard stress can't delay periods but that it delays ovulation which delays periods. So if ur stressed after ovulation, it won't delay it?
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
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?
Why do I get the symptoms of stress throughout my body (aka skin breaking out, delayed periods, etc) when I don't actually feel stressed often?
"The shadow knows": Only "the shadow knows" (pituitary gland) the amount and internalization of your stress levels. In other words, you don't feel stressed but the pituitary is reacting to elevated levels. Try stress reduction techniques, such as yoga, exercise, deep breathing or meditation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am ttc , ever since my periods date has delayed by a week or some times two . I'm not stressed what can be the resin for delayed periods .
Depends: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations. By definition you have mild ovulatory dysfunction, the most frequent female fertility problem (30%.) if this is the only abnormality you and your partner have, you may not even have problems conceiving. If there are other problems, depending what they are, your chances could be less good. ...Read more
My periods are usually regular but this time delay by 4 days upto now. Also i am stressed as to where my period is. Preg test neg. How long can i wait?
Can a UTI the week of my period, in addition to a small amount of stress, cause my period to delay even though my periods are usually regular?
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
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
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