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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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Can your period be late because of rough sex and stress?

Can your period be late because of rough sex and stress?

Not really, maybe: Rough sex pretty unlikely, stress a definite maybe: if you are late for a period a pregnancy test will be reliable. ...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 stress cause your period to be late even if are taking the pill?

Can stress cause your period to be late even if are taking the pill?

Yes: Stress can still cause changes in the timing of your cycle even if on birth control. Birth control is also not 100% effective against getting pregnant. If there is a chance, go pick up a pregnancy test. ...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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Can stress cause your period to be late? I am 21 and i usually get my period between the 17th and the 23rd and i still haven't gotten it yet.

Can stress cause your period to be late? I am 21 and i usually get my period between the 17th and the 23rd and i still haven't gotten it yet.

It may: Stress may cause irregular cycles. However, if you have had unprotected sex, you should check for pregnancy. Another cause is a simple "anovulatory cycle" where you just may not have released an egg, and a period is skipped. If your period does not come at the next cycle and you are not pregnant, you should be evaluated. Having a gynecologist is recommended to get routine exams anyway.Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can stress hold off your period? I 'm a month late for my period and last month i was 5 days late. I was stressed a little in both months

How long can stress hold off your period? I 'm a month late for my period and last month i was 5 days late. I was stressed a little in both months

Stress : Stress can cause a dysfunction in the pathways between the brain and ovaries, affecting your ovulation. This can lead to skipped periods. There are other things that can cause you to skip a period, however, so i wouldn't assume it's all stress. If you are on oral contraceptive pills sometimes you will skip a period. Similarly, if you are pregnant you will skip a period. And sometimes the lining of the uterus gets thick because of skipped periods. If you you have a negative pregnancy test and are not taking oral contraceptive pills you may want to contact your doctor if you go more than 60 days without a period. ...Read more

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If you're late for your period from stress would you be cramping?

You could be: But you could also be pregnant. Please consult with your gynecologist. Best wishes. Also get your stress taken care of with psychotherapy if necessary. ...Read more

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How late can stress make your period?

How late can stress make your period?

Depends: Stress can have a profound effect on a lot of things including your menses. Stress could make you skip a month or several months depending upon what else is going on. It would be safest to check a pregnancy test if you think that is possible. ...Read more

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