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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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Do stress actually causes 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 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 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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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 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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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 physical stress really cause a late period?

Yes, though: I'm not sure what you mean by physical stress. But anything that stresses the body---lack of sleep, poor nutrition, severe or chronic emotional stress, a trauma, etc., can disrupt the body's normal patterns of hormone secretion and cause a late period. ...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 know stress causes a late period, but does that include physical stress on the body?

I know stress causes a late period, but does that include physical stress on the body?

Yes it does.: 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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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My periods are never late but this time it was 11 days late and finally came on today im not stressed so i was wondering what causes 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 about one's period cause a late menstral cycle?

Can stress about one's period cause a late menstral cycle?

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