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been on my period for along time.. worried

By Anonymous December 10, 2015 - 12:07pm
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I started spotting on Nov 27,2015 , didnt get heavy til the 30th.. & I'm still bleeding heavly, it's December 10th 2015 already.. it's already 12 days ,mind u im only counting from the 30th.. I been stressing alot one thing after another. I got let go from my job after 10yrs,my rents due, my mom got sick,my husband got sick.. all in two weeks worth...could all that stress affect my menstrual cycle?? Or could there something wrong with me ...Please help

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HI Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Yes, stress can affect your menstrual cycle. It sounds like you have quite a bit going on at once. Stress can play a role in triggering irregular menstrual period or even missed periods. Stress can effect the part of the brain responsible for producing hormones, which can in turn create an imbalance and have your menstrual cycle behave abnormally.

Some stress will cause your menstrual cycle to stop all together. Although stress can wreak havoc on our bodies, there could also be something else going on in addition. A prolonged menstrual cycle could be a warning sign of something more serious going on. Make an appointment to see your gynecologist to discuss your symptoms and get a full cervical exam.

I hope the stress you are experiencing begins to reduce.

Be well,

December 10, 2015 - 12:43pm
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