Is stress the cause of my late menstrual period?

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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Is my recent weight loss the cause of my late menstrual period?

It may be. 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...

Can a mild case of the whooping cough cause a late menstrual period?

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