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Pain like cramp and irregular period. STRESS?

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My period is late by 4 days, last month period was also abit late by 3 days but I did have a normal period flow. (27th).
I'm hoping it's just an irregular period and It's still on it's way as I'm getting my usual before period pains like cramps. Have had no signs of spotting or anything unusual.
I have had protected sex since then as always, as I'm not trying to get pregnant. I'm worried, could it now be stress holding it back due to me stressing that it's late?


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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
Whenever there is a delay in period apart from medical causes like PCOS or hormonal imbalance, the other factors that are contributory are stress, weight changes, and anxiety. In fact stress can delay periods even by a week.
Protected sex rules out chances of pregnancy, and hence it seems to be due to stress factor.
If it persists even next month, and the delay keeps increasing, without the stress factor, further investigations will be required to localise the cause.
Let me know if i can help you further,
Regards.


Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
Medical School - MBBS - Govt. Medical College, Kottyaam

Diagnostic Prediction - Stanford School of Medicine
Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

Hematology and Geriatrics from Madras Medical College.
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