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Can stress and exercising cause delay in periods?

I got off birth control end of oct. i had sex one day in my fertle time. I am 5 days late on my period. I have taken four hpt and all were neg. I have no signs of being pregnant. I started working out 3 weeks ago three days a week and started eating better. I lost 7lbs. Does it sound like I could be preto or late do to exercising and stress?
Thu, 30 Jan 2014
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Hi. It may be possible that you didn't get your periods due to stress or strenuous exercise,but sometimes taking birth control pills and leaving them also causes delay in conception for 6 months or so. So, the test being negative. But if you don't get your periods by a week or so you may get your scan done and take medicine for withdrawl.
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