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Can excessive exercise impede with bleeding during menstruation?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Known as exercise related amenorrhea. Very common in female athletes - especially if there is an associated eating disorder.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It can: Excess exercise can cause ovaries to shut down and quit producing estrogen and then periods stop. This can cause serious problems like bone loss and increased risk of fracture.

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