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Old 05-04-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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stress due to missed period

This is my first missed period. I have heard stress can cause it. I am neg with pregnancy, and don't take the pill, an am way too young for menopause. Are there any other reasons? How long can you go on a missed period due to stress if thats the case? Also in another post of mine I mention I take multivitamins with iron(iron anemia) I ran out a week ago or so, and can low iron be the cause of a missed period? I have searched and found no answers. Can anyone help me?

 
Old 05-04-2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: stress due to missed period

Stress causes a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol can interfere with your other hormones and cause you to miss an occasional period or have one late. When the stressing factors are gone, you should balance back out if this is the case.

Have you had an increase in physical activity? Strenuous exercise causes testosterone levels to rise which could cause you to stop having periods. Being overweight can also cause this. I would not worry about one missed since you are sure you are not pregnant. I would try to get back on the iron though. If this does not resolve, go to the doctor and have them test for possible ovarian cysts/endometriosis. This can generally be fixed by estrogen birth control medication.

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Old 05-18-2008, 01:43 PM   #3
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Re: stress due to missed period

Thanks for the advice. I don't know what it trually was because about a week after taking the iron and the stress lessing I finally got my period the next month. Also one more question. I have heard that some people just miss a period about twice a year(not at once) can that be normal?

 
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Re: stress due to missed period

Completely normal to miss or be late occasionally.

 
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