Stress is the body's biological reaction to any unpleasant stimuli. The symptoms of stress are increased heart rate, breathing fast, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach upset, dry mouth, nervousness, etc. Stress as such is not bad, but prolonged periods of stress might affect your health.

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After marriage, I have delayed periods of eight to ten days every month. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married before five months. For the last two months, my period is delayed for eight to ten days. I took pregnancy tests and they showed negative results. In this month, I had some spotting for the past three days and after eight to ten days, I had some bleeding. I could not differe...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can have these symptoms due to hormonal problems or it can be associated with stress. Please mention whether you are taking any medications on regular basis. Irregular periods need careful evaluation. I suggest you consult a gynecologist s...  Read Full »

How do I get my erection to last longer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have erectile dysfunction. I get conscious of my penis size and I do not get full erection. Also, when it comes to insertion, I fail to hold erection for long.  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella


Answer: Hi, Welcome to May I know how many days you have been suffering from this problem? Do you have any other stress that is troubling you in your life? Do you have any physical illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorders, etc.? What is the average duration of your erections?  Read Full »

I suffer from headaches and chest pain from time to time. Is it due to stress or eating habits?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female with a weight of 115 kilograms and a height of five feet. I suffer from headaches and chest pain from time to time. I have some issues with my eating habits. Sometimes I have the urge to eat a lot. But I end up puking everything. Sometimes I do not eat for a wee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. Along with stress, you can have other reasons for having headaches. As you do not eat well, you can have a vitamin deficiency and so it can cause headaches in you. Itchy scalp and rashes can occur due to dandruff or infection and you need to treat...  Read Full »

What does stress have to do with Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Crohn's disease. Two years back, I was fine. I had gone through extreme stress early that year and after that, I had a flare-up. I lost 9 kg in a month. Then, the doctors detected ulcers in my ileum I was diagnosed with Crohn's. I was out of work for 14 months. Assuming that it...  Read Full »

Dr. Vadivel Kumaran S

Medical Gastroenterologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a very good treatment response to Adalimumab. You are on top-down therapy. Usually, flares are due to non-compliance with medications, secondary infections or malignant transformation. Usually, stress does not cause flare-ups. You may be switched back to Pent...  Read Full »

My wife has gained weight after pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 20 years old. Her weight is 59.5 kg and height is 4'9". Our baby is 15 months. His diet includes breastfeeding and solid food. My wife has post pregnancy overweight, especially in belly, buttocks and thighs. She eats a lot, but feels tired, exhausted and sleepy.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, you should do proper diagnosis of your wife. This problem may be due to stress, hyperthyroid and vitamin D deficiency. Proper diet with exercise help your wife to make her body reshape if the above tests are normal. You did not mention the type of delivery. Is ...  Read Full »

I am scared of getting diseases. Is it due to illness anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know what is happening to me. Before three weeks, I had panic attacks when my father made a negative comment to me. My dad has a brother and he has schizophrenia. I am scared about this disorder. I do not want to have it. I have contacted some therapists and they all think that...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please answer these questions to provide you a proper diagnosis. Please mention whether you have any symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing any unknown voice continuously or any running commentary goes on your mind while doing any actions. Please mention whether you have an...  Read Full »

I am not able to sleep at night even for three hours after stopping insomnia medications. Help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I was taking medication for insomnia. Lonazep 0.5 mg was prescribed at night along with Nexito 5 mg and Fluovaxin CR 50 mg at night. After tapering it, it was reduced to 0.25 mg and I stopped it after few days. I was getting five to six hours of sleep with an intermittent disturbance at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details given. You are suffering from insomnia. Please mention whether you have any repeated thoughts about any event or any stress in your life. If there is anything, please tell me and stress can be treated appropriately with counseling. It is ...  Read Full »

Is light period a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old woman. I am sexually active, and my last sexual activity was a week after my last month period. Usually, my period is regular each month, say with one or two days difference. This month, about four days ago, I have started experiencing a very light period that comes...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The symptoms you have mentioned are not specific of pregnancy. As you mentioned, you have been under stress, and stress commonly leads to menstrual irregularities. Did you have your periods last month in the said duration? If not, and...  Read Full »

Can eating disorder cause hormonal problems and period irregularities?

Query: Hi doctor, I am messaging on behalf of my wife. She has been having problems with her periods for some time now. It is more mental than physical for her. She had an eating disorder in the past, and I wondered if that could have any effects on her hormones or periods now?  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Menstrual irregularities are associated with physical as well as emotional stress and hormonal disturbance as well. As you mentioned, she had an eating disorder history and emotional issues. These are some of the reasons for her mens...  Read Full »

Do stress and restlessness cause a delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had PCOD and took homeopathy medicine, after which my periods started getting regular. I got engaged about two months back and I got married last month. I took pills during my engagement and marriage time to advance my periods. I got my period on 14th each month after taking the pil...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample to ensure that you are not pregnant. It depends upon when you have ovulated. If the pregnancy test is negative, then there is nothing to worry about. Usually, the cramps and discomfort could be becau...  Read Full »

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