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How can i get my period back without gaining much weight after having anorexia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 (uterine lining) which is eventually shed.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Will I get my period back after anorexia is treated?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
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 that might need treatment from a gynocologist. Don't forget the possibility of pregnancy.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2013

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