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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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I've had two periods this month and some spotting, does this mean anything? Should I be concerned or mark it down as stress?

I've had two periods this month and some spotting, does this mean anything? Should I be concerned or mark it down as stress?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then redo a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My Wife has Uterus didelphys and has been Having signs and symptoms of Pregnecy and her last two periods have been very light and short stress or?

My Wife has Uterus didelphys and has been Having signs and symptoms of Pregnecy and her last two periods have been very light and short stress or?

Perhaps: Uterus didelphys is a double uterus. The uteri may have a single cervix or 2 separate cervix. A pregnancy may proceed normally or there may increase risk of miscarriage or preterm labor. If she develops any cramping or pain she should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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I've had sex in October I have gotten two periods since then. Have been stressed out. Plus I missed my period yesterday on Dec. 2nd. Maybe Pregnant?

I've had sex in October I have gotten two periods since then. Have been stressed out. Plus I missed my period yesterday on Dec. 2nd. Maybe Pregnant?

Take a test: You can buy OTC pregnancy tests at the pharmacy. The tests are very accurate. You may want to schedule an appointment with a Gyn for pelvic pap and Std check. It might be a good time to consider contraception. Stress reduction advised. ...Read more

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What common conditions could cause two periods in one month?

What common conditions could cause two periods in one month?

Abnoramal hormone: Eitehr too much or not enough of certain female hormones, or polyps or fibroids or too much endometrial tissue, so u neeed to see your gyn for an exam, blood work and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What could cause two periods in one month and zero the following month?

Dysfunctional: We call this dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which means, "your hormones are out of whack." this is a very common phenomena but does not mean that you are seriously ill. This usually happens when you are not making an egg every month and there are many reasons for this from stress to natural physiologic changes in your body at this time. ...Read more

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Had two periods in one month, 1 lasted 7 days was gone for 5 then came back even heavier. What could be th cause? Should I see my dr? This irreg 4 me

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Can Plan B pill cause you to have two periods in one month?

Can Plan B pill cause you to have two periods in one month?

It can cause bleed: Plan b essentially disrupts the normal menstrual cycle by blocking or delaying ovulation. That it is how it works and why it is so different than a medical abortion. Irregular bleeding after taking Plan B is not rare. ...Read more

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What is the cause of getting two periods in one month only four days apart? I'm young and I am not on any kind of birth control method.

What is the cause of getting two periods in one month only four days apart? I'm young and I am not on any kind of birth control method.

Not periods: Probably not 2 periods in a month but some form of dysfuntional bleeding: ovulatory dysfuntion, might be anatomic problems like fibroids or polyps. This doesn't lead directly to infertility, but if this continues see an obg soon! ...Read more

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I have been having two periods in one month for the pass 4 months now. And I want to know what can cause this? Can I be pregnant? Sexually active.

I have been having two periods in one month for the pass 4 months now. And I want to know what can cause this? Can I be pregnant? Sexually active.

Periods: Well, to know whether you are pregnant or not, you would normally have absent period if you are indeed pregnant. If you are in doubt, though, go ahead and do pregnancy test. This should help answer that concern. Say, you are not pregnant but still having two bleeding episodes monthly. If there is at least 21 days between them, that may be normal. If less then, you will need to have a work up done. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have two periods in one monthand what can cause this. I normally only have one a month and I'm on birth control?

Is it normal to have two periods in one monthand what can cause this. I normally only have one a month and I'm on birth control?

Once a year?: A woman with cycles shorter than 29 days (shorter than 1 month) will likely have 1 ovulation per month during the year, but have 2 ovulations during one month of the year (since she has about 13 cycles a year). ...Read more

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How can I have two periods in one week, my mom said it's cause I'm pregnant but I haven't had sex in 3 months.

How can I have two periods in one week, my mom said it's cause I'm pregnant but I haven't had sex in 3 months.

Unprotected?: A simple home pregnancy test will answer your question. Apparently, you are having cycles and you are not sexually active. BC pills can help regulate your cycle. Please consult your GYN for ongoing evaluation. ...Read more

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I have my tubed tied since april 4 2013 and 01/17 I had two periods and now its 02/20/2017 and I haven't had one what can be the cause.

I have my tubed tied since april 4 2013 and 01/17 I had two periods and now its 02/20/2017 and I haven't had one what can be the cause.

February shortage: The month of February only contains 28 days and if your cycle length is 30 or more days, then the menstrual flow may not come until the end of this month. Since tubal ligations sometimes fail, run a pregnancy test to be on the "safe" side. ...Read more

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Two periods back to back with a week inbetween. Now cramping two weeks after last one ended but no blood, just a tiny bit of spotting. Causes?

Frequent periods: This is not normal and there are many causes e.g. You may have an infection. Make an appointment with your doctor for a pelvic examination and checkup. ...Read more

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I just went two months without a period (cause of stress) but I just had it like two weeks ago. Now I'm on again and it's way worse than I've ever had!

I just went two months without a period (cause of stress) but I just had it like two weeks ago. Now I'm on again and it's way worse than I've ever had!

Vaginal bleeding: Irregular periods and variable amounts of bleeding are common problems in women, and stress might be one reason. However, some bleeding -- especially bleeding between normal periods -- can be a sign of serious problems, and all abnormal vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated. So see your doctor about it. Most likely it won't be serious, but better safe than sorry. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can being in chronic pain and stress cause you not to have a period for two months?

Can being in chronic pain and stress cause you not to have a period for two months?

Yes: Severe mental stress can cause menstrual irregularities, however pregnancy has to be ruled out if you are sexually active and miss your periods ...Read more

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Can stress cause me to have a period every two to three weeks? I have tested negative for everything. So could this be stress? I've been stressed.

Yes it can: Stress can through your cycle off. Emotional turmoil can affect your cycle. It sounds like you might need some professional help or counseling to learn to deal with the stress better. Sometimes talking to a friend or professional counselor helps. Often times adequate sleep, rest and excercise helps. Seek out some form of help for yourself and Good Luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Stress: Stress can certainly cause changes to your period, even delay the next period. If this is a persistent problem, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a one day period?

Can stress cause a one day period?

Yes- but that is: Usually due to high stress levels. 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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I had my period one week ago and since then I have been spotting and its slightly heavier at the moment, could this be caused by stress?

I had my period one week ago and since then I have been spotting and its slightly heavier at the moment, could this be caused by stress?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Off my period for one week, then spotted for two days that was bright red and passed tissue. But in that one week spand I was so stressed.

Off my period for one week, then spotted for two days that was bright red and passed tissue. But in that one week spand I was so stressed.

Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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