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Does stress cause delayed periods?

Hi. I m trying to conceive. I had 8 teeth extracted about a month ago and I m a week late. Could it be a possibility of stress that I m late. This is the first time I m late. I was on antibiotics for three days before stopping as the side affects were to bad. Would appreciate any advice. Many thanks. .
Wed, 26 Sep 2018
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Acute stress and conditions like fever can cause delayed periods.
You can wait few more days for spontaneous bleeding.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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