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A 47-year-old member asked:

i've lost my period because of anorexia. if i recover fully, will it go back to normal?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anorexia: Most likely, depending on the duration and the extent of the anorexia.

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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.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How do I know when will my period come back after anorexia?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
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 needs & 2 get hormones back in balance - her period is likely 2 return. Recovery can be very tough though & relapse common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. If you have not had treatment, start with http://www.Anad.Org.

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