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does being anemic affect your period

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Anytime: A simple blood count will tell if you are anemic. When you bleed, take a little iron pills help to rebuild some of the blood loss. Then, find out why ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not per se: Menstrual bleeding can cause anemia in a woman. Anemia pre se usually does not affect periods, but if the anemia is part of under-nutriton and low wei ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Relationship is: Possible. Illness could produce both low rbcs and failure to cycle. Complex -- see your doc for a thorough evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Usually not due to one heavy period. What happens usually is that you become anemic- due to the ongoing heavy menses / blood loss- that occurs in mon ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: Normally there is not enough blood lost with a period to change your blood count very much. But if periods are heavy or your diet lacking in iron, yo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Enggano
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lots of options: There are several treatment options depending on the cause of your bleeding. For example, polyps, fibroids, hormonal imbalances, anovulation, coagula ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It's possible.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illnes ... Read More

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