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will I get my period back after anorexia

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
39 years experience Psychiatry
Not always: Most women will have their periods stop after extreme wt loss and will return after normal wt is attained. There may have been some other damage done ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Malnutrition Problem: Once a woman or girl w/anorexia starts her recovery - starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anorexia: Usually you need at least 17% body fat. The ovaries need to be able to secrete estrogen. The estrogen eventually stimulates growth of the endometrium ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie O'Toole
36 years experience Pediatrics
Most do, not all: In order to get your periods back you must regain adequate weight. Exercise may interfere with return of menstruation, too, and (annoyingly) may need ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anorexia: Most likely, depending on the duration and the extent of the anorexia.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: Yes. The body will shut itself down to save itself. The first to go is the period. You may not be ovulating though. Not get eating healthy right now o ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
37 years experience Family Medicine
More info: When a woman's body fat drops below about 12% they will usually stop having periods. This represents severe malnutrition. The body is stealing from ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Malnutrition Problem: Once a woman or girl w/anorexia starts her recovery - starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
19 years experience General Practice
No way to know w/out: imaging your ovaries, which I would request from your treating physician. If you're getting cramps mid-cycle, welcome to the world of ovulatory Mittel ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
It : It is unlikely that not having your period will have any damage. The most important thing is to continue to eat a healthy diet sot hat your body can ... Read More

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