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Can stressing make your period late?

Can stressing make your period late?

Yes: 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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What to do if i need help, can stress and being sick make your period late?

What to do if i need help, can stress and being sick make your period late?

It's possible.: 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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Can being stressed out & gained weight make your period late?

Can being stressed out & gained weight make your period late?

Irregular periods: There are lots of reasons a persons period can be late. If there is a chance you could be pregnant then you should repeat a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then waiting a few weeks to see if it returns is reasonable. If it does not then it is time to visit your friendly obgyn doctor to discuss irregular periods. ...Read more

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Can physical stress really cause a late period?

Yes, though: I'm not sure what you mean by physical stress. But anything that stresses the body---lack of sleep, poor nutrition, severe or chronic emotional stress, a trauma, etc., can disrupt the body's normal patterns of hormone secretion and cause a late period. ...Read more

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Late period. Stress, new work situation. Please help!?

Late period. Stress, new work situation. Please help!?

Late: 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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Is there anything i can do to not stress about a late period?

Worried?: If your stress is worrying about being pregnant, then stress no longer! if your period is late do a hpt, it will be reliable. If you are worried about other things, you might ask your doctor in person. ...Read more

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What are some reasons, besides stress, for my gf's late period?

What are some reasons, besides stress, for my gf's late period?

Pregnancy : Top 3 answers are "pregnancy" other causes: hormonal, birth control pills (skipping the placebo week or taking seasonale or depo shots for example) anorexia thyroid imbalance. ...Read more

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I know stress causes a late period, but does that include physical stress on the body?

I know stress causes a late period, but does that include physical stress on the body?

Yes it does.: 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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I'm just wondering, if you are really stressed , got sick and lost 9 pounds is it normal to get your period late?

I'm just wondering, if you are really stressed , got sick and lost 9 pounds is it normal to get your period late?

No: Everything you described is not normal. You need a full medical and psychiatric evaluation. Don't delay as whatever is the cause ( medical and/or psychiatric) can be treated. Your body can function normally. There is no reason to remain in this state of fear and worry. Do something now! this will begin your healing process. ...Read more

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