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Is stress the cause of my late menstrual period?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Can be

Ruling out pregnancy first, then late menses can be due to stressful events like a near death experience, a close relatives passing, money worries, domestic abuse, etc.
The pituitary is directly connected to a part of the brain called the hypothalamus and as a result brain signals can interfere with pituitary function delaying menses.

In brief: Can be

Ruling out pregnancy first, then late menses can be due to stressful events like a near death experience, a close relatives passing, money worries, domestic abuse, etc.
The pituitary is directly connected to a part of the brain called the hypothalamus and as a result brain signals can interfere with pituitary function delaying menses.
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