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Can stress relief cause periods?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It may be more clear to say it this way: stress can delay or prevent menses (periods).
Relieving stress can reverse this effect and allow a normal menstrual cycle to resume.

In brief: Yes

It may be more clear to say it this way: stress can delay or prevent menses (periods).
Relieving stress can reverse this effect and allow a normal menstrual cycle to resume.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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David Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

Your monthly cycle is a pretty huge investment of energy by your body.
Being overly stressed (or exercising vigorously) can cause your body to go into survival mode, including having your periods become irregular or even stop in order to conserve energy. Reducing stress can allow your body to resume normal functioning, including allowing your periods to become regular again.

In brief: Yes and no

Your monthly cycle is a pretty huge investment of energy by your body.
Being overly stressed (or exercising vigorously) can cause your body to go into survival mode, including having your periods become irregular or even stop in order to conserve energy. Reducing stress can allow your body to resume normal functioning, including allowing your periods to become regular again.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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