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Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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.

In brief: Yes

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.
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Amongst other causes.
Like pregnancy...

In brief: Yes.

Amongst other causes.
Like pregnancy...
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