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Why is my period irregular?

By April 28, 2016 - 9:33am
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I had protected (condom) sex with my boyfriend 2.5 months ago and soon after had my period, I then had my period again a month later (both normal flows and PMS symptoms). I'm currently a week late on my period ( have long cycles, i'm on day 41 right now) and i'm worried about why it's late. I've been very stressed with my dissertation deadline so the first half of this month was very stressful for me, the last 2 weeks i've also been working out a lot more than normal (yoga, cardio), i'm hoping this is the reason for my irregularity...but is it possible to be pregnant even after having 2 normal periods?

I know this is probably a question that's asked a lot but i'm very worried about it.

Thanks in advance

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Hello sarabear87,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for a reason why your period is late.

It is most likely stress and over exercising, and definitely not pregnancy.

Increased stress levels, especially during ovulation, can cause a delay in the start of a period and even a missed period. During periods of stress, the body produces more cortisol. As a result, the high cortisol levels trigger the shut down of nonessential functions. The menstrual cycle is one.

Once your stress levels drop and you get back to a normal level of exercise, your menstrual cycle should become regular.

Wishing you well on your dissertation.

April 28, 2016 - 9:44am
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