How Does Stress Affect Periods?
Stress is something we all experience from time to time, and it can often have a negative impact on us both physically and mentally.
Can stress delay your period?
Can stress cause spotting?
Yes, stress can also cause spotting between periods. Also linked to the hypothalamus, it usually means your hormones are getting confused about whether ovulation should happen or not. It can be pretty alarming when you notice bleeding mid cycle, but again, it’s probably nothing you should worry over unless it happens frequently. If you’re concerned at all, then contact your OBGYN for some expert advice.
Can stress make my PMS worse?
To add yet another inconvenience to the list, stress can also intensify PMS symptoms. According to a study3, there is a link between stress and dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), which explains the upsurge in pain when you’re going through a difficult time. It’s a real pain, but nothing that should worry you too much.