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31 Mar 2006

ovulation question
Ive been quite stressed out over the past 2 months and this month i skipped my period(maybe due to stress) But what i want to know is the time i was suppose to get sick was it possible that i could have been ovulating at that time this month?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Cathy

Stress is a very difficult concept to quantify and in my opinion far to many fertility issues have been blamed on stress unnecessarily. Whilst it is accepted that prolonged physical and emotional stress may ultimately lead to raised persistent cortisol levels, as well as elevated endorphin levels, these have been extremely difficult to quantify in clinical practice and therefore is not always a scientific basis for such an assumption.
As to the issue of ovulating at the time you were expecting to menstruate, I would believe that this is unlikely and that a hormone imbalance has occured which needs to be confirmed by your gynaecologist. The gynaecologist should more specifically look for the presence of an ovarian cyst which often accompanies symtoms.

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