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Stress and Periods........

After you Ovulate can stress effect the length of time from ovulation to period? I am currently 20 DPO and need to know if stress could cause the lengthening.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

Answers (5)
  • it's possible to skip a period all together

    Answer by sandypops at 1:06 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • No it doesn't. It only effects the time before ovulation

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:06 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • OP here : What else besides pregnancy could cause a lengthend luteal phase?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • It could be from a luteal cyst

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:16 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • The time from ovulation to the first day of your period is almost always around 14 days for almost all women. Once you find out what it is for you - 13, 14, 15 - it will almost always be exactly that. Stress can mess up the number of days from the beginning of your last period to ovulation. So if you are usually 14 days, ovulation, 14 days, period and stress comes along you might be 18 days, ovulation, 14 days, period.

    In the olden days before home pregnancy tests you could tell if you were pregnant by taking your temps and charting them. You would know when you ovulated and if your temp stays high after 14 days and no period that means your are pregnant! Women with long cycles have a longer time before ovulation but still have 14 days from ovulation until the next period.

    Of course there are women that have really unusual hormonal problems.

    Answer by Gailll at 1:19 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

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