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How long can stress delay your period?

By April 5, 2012 - 2:31pm
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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 i need some closure. I had penetration sex on the 27th and 28th day of my cycle. My cycle is irregular and i have been stressing out and not sleeping very well. Now im stressing out because im about 4 days late from my period but i didnt experience any spotting or nausea or anything. I am a little gassy but i figure it was the spicy food i ate yesterday. I did have like a major anxiety attack on the supposed day where im suppose to get my period. Can that be why im delayed??

October 13, 2017 - 8:46am
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hi i'm 22 yrs old. i had a foreplay with my boyfrnd where we didn't had intercourse but he rubbed around my vagina(unprotected). After 4-5 days, i had my menstrual period which lasted for 5days. Then after two weeks i noticed white creamy fluid with a foul(fishy) smell coming out of my vagina, so i consulted a gynocologist and she gave me medicines like One can tablet,bifilac capsules and candid cl capsule. Now my next period date is supposed to be on 29th sep, 2017 as my last period started on 1st sept,2017 (i have had a regular period mostly). Please tell me if i'm pregnant or not. I have been stressing about this also. Is the medicine delayed reason for my periods? And till how many days i should wait for my periods before consulting a doctor? Kindly response.

October 2, 2017 - 7:25am
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Hello! I need some urgent help I'm so stressed outt. I'm below 18 and I recently had something intimate, i didn't get ejucated inside but I did get pre ejucated and he didn't educate at all prior to that also I was on the last day of my period and it didn't go directly inside, he was just rubbing it around my vagina , I took 2 pregnancy test when I was late 2 days on my period and it came out negative. I'm now 9 days late but I feel no symtoms at all, I've been stressing so much ever since and I don't know if I'm pregnant or if it's stress?

January 8, 2017 - 1:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Whats yours result.?
Get ur period or not??

February 11, 2017 - 7:31pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi I'm. 14 days late on my period..but three days before period I had light spotting and mucus with light pink in it for just a day.am I pregnant or is it just stress

August 28, 2015 - 10:52pm
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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
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.


January 8, 2013 - 6:32pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hi. I've been missing my period for 6 days now and I'm so stressed out. I don't really see any ways for me to get pregnant because i never had penetration. Be he fingered me though. I wasn't sure if there was sperm in his fingers or what. But I'm really really stressed these past few months. Is my period delay due to stress or am i pregnant? Please respond.

May 31, 2018 - 7:02pm

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

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.


April 5, 2012 - 4:50pm
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