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Could Stress Cause A Missed Period Or Change In My Menstrual Cycle
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
I have clumpy/stringy/white/yellowish discharge.No smell.Missed period(mp)i didn't necessarily have sex but protected anyway, changed my workout routine.A bit stressed could these contribute to my mp?
Yes...but need eval: You described 2 different issues. 1 is the vaginal discharge and the other is the missed period. Yes the things you mentioned such as stress can cause a change in your menstrual cycle. However with the discharge you have described the infection itself can cause you to miss your cycle. You should have both things checked out. You need to see the doctor for the discharge & take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Possible reason for missed period, 3 months late? Not really stressed, no extreme diet/exercise, no extreme changes in sleeping habits. 18 yo virgin.
I missed two periods but 4 negative test can stressing about my missed periods cause me to not get it and gain weight?
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more