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ask: How long can stress delay your period?

By Ch1oe_georg1aa
 
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I hav been stressing out big time and im due this week, but it hasnt come so i was wondering how long does stress delay you period for?

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Hi . Im 17 and im 4 days late im so scared I have been stressed to the max and im trying to calm down . How long will it take for it to be back to normal I just need some enlightment .

January 6, 2013 - 12:18pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

It is not unusual for monthly menstrual cycles to be irregular in the early years of menstruation. If you have been menstruating for only a few years, your body may still be getting used to the monthly fluctuation in the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. High stress will negatively impact your cycle, causing late or missed periods. Try ways to relax, be it meditation or listening to music. If you are not sexually active, there is no concern of pregnancy.

Maryann

January 8, 2013 - 6:32pm
Ch1oe_georg1aa

Hello maryann,
Thank you for your help! Also as soon as i stop stressing does that mean a week later i might have my period cos im due? Or have i stressed myself out to the max that i have might of missed this months period.

April 5, 2012 - 6:48pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello Chloe_ georgiaa,
Depending on how stressed you are, you can delay your period for months.
You need to find ways to control your stress levels. Managing your stress in healty ways can help your menstrual cycle return to normal.

Maryann

April 5, 2012 - 4:50pm
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