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.
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.

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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...
Potentially. Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. Read more...

Do stress actually causes late periods?

It can. Stress changes neurotransmitter and hormone secretion at the level of the brain, and this affects more hormones further on down in your system. Your menstrual cycle is disrupted as a result -- and it can become longer or shorter. So yes, stress can cause periods to be late, early, or sometimes even completely absent. Read more...
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...

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...
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. Read more...

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...

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...

I'm a day late but I've been extremely stressed. I have mild cramps, back pain, sore nipples but no blood. Can stress cause a late period?

Missed period. Hi, yes stress can cause a late period or even missed period but you need to do a pregnancy test,pregnancy is the most common cause of missed period. Read more...
If severe enough. Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. Read more...

Late period. Stress, new work situation. Please help!?

Late. 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...