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Can stress cause light periods?

Can stress cause light periods?

Possibly if very: Significant. 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

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 stress cause really late light periods?

Can stress cause really late light periods?

Yes, it can: If pregnancy is a fear, run a pregnancy test. Stress, however, can certainly cause this and you should get into therapy if your stress level is this bad. ...Read more

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Does stress cause you period to be late?

Does stress cause you period to be late?

Late period: Many things can cause one's period to be late and severe stress is one of them. ...Read more

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Can stress cause late periods?

Can stress cause late periods?

Agree w Dr Pappas: 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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Does stress cause late periods?

Does stress cause late periods?

Sometimes it happens: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. Other possible causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or excessive weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A visit to one’s Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent or recurring. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your period to come late?

Period: Yes. But you should make sure if you're sexually active that you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your period to come early?

Can stress cause your period to come early?

Yes: Overwhelming stress can impact your hypothalamus, which regulates the hormones responsible for your menstrual cycle and many other things. Stress can lengthen or shorten your menstrual cycle, making it unpredictable. ...Read more

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Can stressing out cause your period to come late?

Can stressing out cause your period to come late?

Observation: Stress, weight loss, medication, exercise, and other benign things can cause menstrual irregularity. If your cycle does not resume a normal patterns soon, a pregnancy test or visit to your gynecologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Is it possible that stress caused my light period?

Is it possible that stress caused my light period?

Possibly: 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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Can stress cause spotting when im not due for a period?

Can stress cause spotting when im not due for a period?

Spotting: Your menstrual cycle is predicated upon maintaining a delicate balance of fluctuating sex hormones. Many things, including stress, can interfere with its normal function. Intermenstraul spotting can also be due to an infection, so if the symptoms fail to clear, it is best to consult your gynecologist for a thorough examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough iron cause you to have? Light periods?

Can not eating enough iron cause you to have? Light periods?

No: Your iron intake and the amount of blood loss during your period are totally unrelated. ...Read more

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Can stress/exercise cause your period to come up to 5 days late?

Can stress/exercise cause your period to come up to 5 days late?

Yes, it can: Physical or emotional stress can have an impact on a woman's menstrual cycle. This can be just a single incident, where the menses come earlier or later, or the menstrual cycle can be completely erratic. ...Read more

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Can being worried and stressed about beinf pregnet cause period to be late or not come?

Can being worried and stressed about beinf pregnet cause period to be late or not come?

Yes: Stress can disrupt your menstrual cycle -- making it longer or shorter than usual. You could start your period "early" or "late, " and not be able to predict when it would come next. Stress can even completely eliminate ovulation and menses for a time. Pregnancy is another reason for late or absent menses. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your period to be late? And if so how long? I am 21 and I am getting really worried

Can stress cause your period to be late? And if so how long? I am 21 and I am getting really worried

Yes: Any source of stress whether physical, emotional or psychological, can delay your period. You may skip a period completely and then start a new cycle a month later. If you are not using any method of birth control or if there is any chance of pregnancy, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How late can stress cause your period to be? Does it depend of what level of stress you've been under?

How late can stress cause your period to be? Does it depend of what level of stress you've been under?

Any level of stress: Any level of stress, whether it is physical, psychological or emotional, can cause you to skip a period. If you are sexually active, pregnancy is always a possibility! Get tested! ...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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Can stress cause light period? I was very stressed, lost 6 pounds in 3 weeks and cried every night. Gained back but past 2 periods on time very light

Yes: You hormones are very sensitive to the body stress or emotions. So if you are stressed yes this is exactly what can happen. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to miss a period?

Yes: Whether it is physical, emotional or psychological in origin, stress can cause a patient to have irregular cycles or skip a period. Pregnancy is always a possibility if you are sexually active. Get tested! ...Read more

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Can stress cause spotting instead of your period?

Can stress cause spotting instead of your period?

Yes: But take the appropriate precautions and check a pregnancy test. If pattern persists, see your OB doc. If it is then felt to be due to stress, ask for a referral to a psychologist for therapy to help you deal with your stress. ...Read more

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short ...Read more