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Could delayed period be due to stress and tiredness? I have been sleeping very late every night for about two weeks. If so, what should I do?

Could delayed period be due to stress and tiredness? I have been sleeping very late every night for about two weeks. If so, what should I do?

Yes: Stress could cause delay period, but there's other causes could do the same thing. You should try to back on normal schedule and see the period will back to normal. If it is not you should see a doctor and find out the real cause.

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Can you become pergnant when your period is 11 days late due to stress? He did not cum in me at all.

Can you become pergnant when your period is 11 days late due to stress? He did not cum in me at all.

Become vs already am: Since you're asking, I assume that you regularly engage in unprotected sex, especially given your description. Take a pregnancy test. Your period may be late b/c you're already pregnant, not b/c stress.

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Can you become pergnant when your period is 11 days late due to stress and u had sexual intercrouse? He did not cum in me at all.

Can you become pergnant when your period is 11 days late due to stress and u had sexual intercrouse? He did not cum in me at all.

Pregnancy: Is your period late due to stress or possibly due to pregnancy? Even pre-ejaculate can potentially lead to pregnancy. So, if you are late - would take a home pregnancy test. They tend to be cheap but accurate. Take care.

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Hi. My my period is starting one week early. I have had late one many years back due to stress/hormones, but never early. Should I be concerned?

Hi. My my period is starting one week early. I have had late one many years back due to stress/hormones, but never early. Should I be concerned?

Common complaint: 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.

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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.

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Stress causing my period to be late. How can I stress less?

Stress causing my period to be late. How can I stress less?

Stress: Alterations in your hormone cycle are a common result of stress, and this can throw your period off. Regardless of the symptoms, the best ways to manage stress are with muscle relaxation exercises, meditation, yoga, or just sitting in silence for 10-20 minutes every day.

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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.

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Could stress from my surgery have caused my period to become irregular and late?

Could stress from my surgery have caused my period to become irregular and late?

Absolutely.: The hormonal signals that govern your periods come from your brain. So, many factors can influence your periods and their timing. Emotional stress, overwork, lack of sleep - pretty much anything that throws you "off" can altar your periods. Take a pregnancy test if you think you are at risk for pregnancy. Lgromkomd.

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My period is late, I have had a lot of stress lately and have traveled abroad, I've taken 2 tests and they were negative, help?

My period is late, I have had a lot of stress lately and have traveled abroad, I've taken 2 tests and they were negative, help?

May be stress: Intense stress can result in ovulation dysfunction. If your pregnancy test is negative, the travel has ended, and this is the first abnormal cycle, then consider waiting another month and if your cycles do not resume you can follow up with your gynecologist for evluation.

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Is it normal to miss your period with paragard? I'm 5 days late, but have also been under extreme stress. When should I start to worry?

Is it normal to miss your period with paragard? I'm 5 days late, but have also been under extreme stress. When should I start to worry?

Worry can do it!: Not sure what :Paragard" is but one thing I do know from over 40 years of practicing medicine....WORRY/STRESS about being Pregnant WILL DELAY YOUR MENSES!!! If you are having UNPROTECTED SEX, STOP!!!!!!! Hope this helps!! Dr Z

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My period is late, I have recently been put under a lot of stress and have traveled abroad, I have taken 2 test and both were negative. Help?

My period is late, I have recently been put under a lot of stress and have traveled abroad, I have taken 2 test and both were negative. Help?

Late period: If your pregnancy tests are negative then you are not pregnant then you are just having a late period. This is very common and usually corrects itself over the next few months. If you do not want to be pregnant se your doctor to discuss birth control methods which will provide menstrual cycle control.

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Wht r chances of preg if u have gotten ur period twice after the incident? My period is six days late this month shld I still stress bout preg?

Wht r chances of preg if u have gotten ur period twice after the incident? My period is six days late this month shld I still stress bout preg?

Period = not preg.: If you have had your period, even once since the incident, you cannot be pregnant. You have had two periods. Not pregnant! Your stress about this no doubt is contributing to this period coming late.

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My gf is 11 days late on her period but we always have protected sex but she has been really stressed &just got done being sick, could she be prego?

My gf is 11 days late on her period but we always have protected sex but she has been really stressed &just got done being sick, could she be prego?

Protected sex: Depending on how "protected" sex actually is, the chances of pregnancy are variably unlikely. If concerned at all about any missed birth control pills or malfunctioning condoms, etc, check a home pregnancy test. Your girlfriend is far enough past a missed period for it to be positive if she's pregnant.

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Last month my period was a week early. This month it is 4 days late. 3 tests were negative. Is it stress and illness are causing this or preggers.?

Last month my period was a week early. This month it is 4 days late. 3 tests were negative. Is it stress and illness are causing this or preggers.?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon.

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Period is 10 days late. Took test yesterday and it was neg. Been under a lot of stress. Severe cramping for a week. Late last month. What's going on?

Period is 10 days late. Took test yesterday and it was neg. Been under a lot of stress. Severe cramping for a week. Late last month. What's going on?

Stress itself: Can do wonders for messing up hormones--especially if you haven't been eating as much as you should. Your body is pretty smart. Also, unless your intention is to become a mom or catch something that could cause cancer or be there forever, I recommend condoms until all the cards are on the table. Repeat preg test in a week with first morning urine for best results.

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I can't stop stressing was worried about being preg but got my period it was a lil late but normal flo so plz is there still a chance bc I'm so scared

I can't stop stressing was worried about being preg but got my period it was a lil late but normal flo so plz is there still a chance bc I'm so scared

Low chance, but...: Since you had your period, you should be ok. You might want to do a pregnancy test just to make sure, though. If you're not wanting to be pregnant, then you need to take responsibility and get on birth control.

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