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A 22-year-old female asked:

can not having enough iron delay period?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not really: Timing of periods are affected by hormone levels, and unless you are super anemic, these would not be affected by iron deficiency. Might i suggest high iron foods like spinach, broccoli, greens, and obviously meats and organ meats (ie:liver). You need to look for other reasons for delayed period.

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