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possible reasons for abnormal period? i think it might be hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Carly Kelley
Endocrinology 12 years experience
Thyroid and periods: Hypothyroidism certainly could cause irregular periods. Some other symptoms of hypothyroidism are weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, fatigue, constipation. There are many other reasons for irregular periods as well. However, a thyroid test should be done (as well as a pregnancy test if you have missed a period).
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Possible get checked: uIt may be possible and only way you can find ot is by getting cohecked by your doctor and if suspected by history and physical exam,you will need a blood test to confirm the diagnosis and treat appropriately

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Does hypothyroidism affect fertility?

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What changes are there when being treated for hypothyroidism?

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What TSH level is considered to be a sign of hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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It's controversial: There is broad consensus that a TSH between 0.3-2.5 is normal (assuming no pituitary problem exists), and broad consensus that TSH levels above 10 are abnormal and should be treated. A middle-of-the-road approach might be to say that levels between 5-10 are abnormal, and treatment is likely to be beneficial, and that values between 2.5-5 may be abnormal, and that treatment may be beneficial.

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