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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
Can stress cause your period to be late? And if so how long? I am 21 and I am getting really worried
How late can stress cause your period to be? Does it depend of what level of stress you've been under?
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
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
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