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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

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 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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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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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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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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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