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Are my heavy period and low thyroid problems related?

Are my heavy period and low thyroid problems related?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause heavy period. The only way to know is to confirm the low thyroid on a blood test, determine why it's low and treat it appropriately.If the thyroid tests are ok or treated correctly but heavy period remains, then look for another cause. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I am bleeding kind of heavy for 5 months straight I'm using alot of pads. I have low thyroid problems. How can I slow down the bleeding? Help

I am bleeding kind of heavy for 5 months straight I'm using alot of pads. I have low thyroid problems. How can I slow down the bleeding? Help

Check thyroid: B"sd low thyroid (that is if not adequately treated) is a common cause of heavy bleeding. Need to make sure thyroid is taken care of. Of course need to have gyn check up. Also, suggest you have check of blood count and iron levels. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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I have weight problems, memory problems, mood swings, painful periods, racing heartbeat/anxiety problems, and family history of thyroid problems. Help?

I have weight problems, memory problems, mood swings, painful periods, racing heartbeat/anxiety problems, and family history of thyroid problems. Help?

Need a start point: We perform at our best if we get enough restful sleep, a balanced nutrition, exercise & are free from illness.You need to write down all the issues that impact your life & all the questions you have.If you can find a way to get at least 8 hrs sleep, it might begin to help now.Schedule a checkup and take your list.Be sure to ask everything & take notes.If you don't get answers try another doc ...Read more

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Low-thyroid and absence of period. Should i be worried?

Low-thyroid and absence of period. Should i be worried?

Relationship: If you are not in menopause the 2 may be related. Once normalized things should return to normal. Would however check with your ob-gyn. ...Read more

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Is it normal to miss my period if i have thyroid problems ?

Is it normal to miss my period if i have thyroid problems ?

Rule out pregnancy: Thyroid problems can cause irregular cycles, including missing a period altogether. However, from a gynecologists standpoint, any woman at any given time is considered pregnant, unless proven not pregnant by a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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When you get a common cold, can that set off hypothyroid symptoms if you have thyroid problems?

When you get a common cold, can that set off hypothyroid symptoms if you have thyroid problems?

No: Symptoms can be due to the cold itself. Medications taken for the cold might interfere with thyroid absorption. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Hypermenorrhea (Definition)

Hypermenorrhea is menstrual flow that is heavy. About 1 in 20 women have heavy flow. If you need to change a pad or tampon every 2 hours or more or have gushing or soak into your clothes frequently you have hypermenorrhea. See a doctor. ...Read more