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Are My Heavy Period And Low Thyroid Problems Related
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
Can caffeine cause fatigue and low libido. Bloods are fine, I am on thyroxine but levels are normal, could there be another reason?
Typically not: Caffeine is a stimulant. You may need to adjust your thyroid hormone levels or you may have another hormonal problem. Have your other hormone levels been checked, including testosterone? They may be contributing to the problem or you may have something completely different going on. Have you been evaluated for depression? Ask your doctor to look harder to discover the cause. ...Read more
Can lack of exercise and constant stress cause high bp? All other tests for heart problems, kidney problems and blood problems have come back normal?
Genes and kidneys: Your genetic background and your kidney health are far more likely culprits. Your profile says you're 20-if that's correct, you need a good evaluation for possible causes as essential hypertension, which is the cause in 90% of people, doesn't usually start so early in life. Serious obesity, if present, is an important risk factor. ...Read more
What could cause my low estradiol (4 pg/ml), painful heavy periods and painful bowel movements; fatigue, and episodes of low bp. Taking femiane for bc?
Can caffiene cause fatigue and low libido. Bloods are fine, I am on throxine but levels are normal, could there be another reason?
What could cause very irregular periods and heavy bleeding? My periods typically are short (2-3days) but are extremely heavy. I am young and healthy
Varies: For some women, it is can be due to polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes hormone imbalances, and lack of ovulation; for others it can be due to being overweight, also: thyroid dysfunction, and endometriosis are possible causes. In some women precancerous changes, polyps, fibroids or ovarian cysts can disrupt normal menstrual functioning. Some lab testing, and sonogram can usually help identif. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism, hashimotos. My recent bloodwork shows I have low iron, high uibc and tibc and heavy periods. What could be the cause?
Heavy periods: Hashimoto is an autoimmune inflammatory process in thyroid gland. It is separate problem to the low iron. If you have low ferritin and high tibc- that means you have iron deficiency. This iron deficiency is likely due to /related to your heavy period. You should take some iron replacement. Heavy periods can be related to your hypothyroidism. See you md and d/w your md more detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?
Bleeding, anemia: Fibroids, also called leiomyomas are benign uterine tumors (not cysts) that can cause pain and heavy bleeding with your periods. If they are causing very heavy periods, this can lead to anemia and the dizziness, lightheadedness, etc you described. They are easily diagnosed with an ultrasound. See your ob/gyn for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and extended menstrual periods and over time cause high platelet count? (450-500k) low normal iron tests.
Mom with menopause had periods of heavy bleeding due to which she is put on hrt. endo biopsy negative. Are these episodes of heavy bleeding normal?
No, not really: Heavy post menopausal bleeding is never normal, as it can be a sign of uterine cancer. She's had a negative endometrial biopsy though. She might have benign uterine fibroids (uterine nodules) or polyps. They can cause bleeding. Hopefully she's had a CT scan or pelvic ultrasound scan. If the med treatments don't work, then she could consider a hysterectomy or a uterine ablation procedure. ...Read more
I recently had a hysterectomy. On HRT and now thyroid levels are low. Can my hormones cause my thyroid to be mistaken for hyperthyroid?
Can low blood count cause light periods? I started to get lighter and lighter periods irregular, already im low on iron and now im low on folic acid
Yes.: Low blood count, leading to light, irregular periods results from an inadequate diet ; other risk factors. Foods rich in folic acid: liver, egg yolk, dried beans, lentils, spinach, beetroot, broccoli, bananas, oranges to be eaten raw as possible, to preserve folic acid. Iron from mollusks, liver, squash pumpkin seeds, nuts, beef, whole grains, lamb, beans, tofu, cocoa. Supplements of fe ; folic acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hashimoto and taking euthyrox. My tests are normal but still feel the symptoms: fatigue, low energy, weight gain.What could be the cause?
What could cause 2 years of amenorrhea, fatigue, weakness and weight gain? My doctor ruled out pcos and thyroid. Now getting severe headaches...
Pituitary enlargemen: One possible explanation is an enlargement of the pituitary gland and the cells that make a hormone called prolactin. This hormone is normally increased in pregnancy and breastfeeding. If elevated at other times, the symptoms you describe along with a decrease in the range of vision, especially laterally, can also be noted. You should seek medical care immediately to have the proper testing pe. ...Read more
I'm having hypothyroid problems but all my labs are normal. Fatigue, weight gain, headaches, dry skin, etc. Where do I go from here?
I have secondary amenorrhea and have very low estrogen. Can such low levels of estrogen cause extreme dizziness? Would taking a BCP help?
Low estrogen: Low estrogen will not cause dizziness, and the oral contraceptive is an Rx that is also very low estrogen and will inhibit natural estrogen production. A MD needs to assess why the estrogen levels are low and causing the amenorrhea as there is almost always a remedial cause. ...Read more
I'm 40 and seem to have hormonal symtpoms. I have heavy clotting during menses and I have anemia. Blood clots are constant and the size of my fist. I have been having racing heart and dizzness for months and nausea. My heart workup is good. What could be
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
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
Side has thyroid problems. What else could cause low thyroid and hormonal imbalances besides thrush?
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
I'm 30 and having a heavy period every 14 days for 7months, had some tests that show my thyroid normal & no hormone imbalance - what else could it be?
No: Symptoms can be due to the cold itself. Medications taken for the cold might interfere with thyroid absorption. ...Read more
I have thyroid problems/issues, and ever since i can't get my monthly period. It's been 9 months now due april 5th missed what should I do?
Thyroid imbalance: Can definitely impact your period. Hopefully, you are seeing your pcp or and endocrinologist who is managing your thyroid medicines. Once your thyroid has gotten back in balance, your periods will likely return. If not, see your gyn for evaluation. ...Read more
Period for a month. Pain in lower back. Could it be thyroid problems or biroids problems. Answer ASAP?
Many possibilities..: Heavy or prolonged periods are common with many different causes, but are not considered normal. You should see your primary care physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal to have your period twice in 3 weeks?I am 32 and do not have kids yet.I also have thyroid problems.
Simple answer -- no: But there might be a simple explanation for why bleeding is so frequent. It is appropriate to call gyn and endocrine providers for an evaluation. ...Read more
I am 27 and have thyroid problems no period in almost 3 years I would love to have children, where should I start?
Thyroid evaluation: First you need thyroid function tests to make sure your thyroid function is normal . If thyroid is ok then other hormonal tests are needed to determine the reason for absent period . ...Read more
What could cause me to feel dizzy every month 3 days after my period ends? I do have a history of thyroid problems.
Odds are you have: orthostatic hypotension and fluid lost during your menstrual cycle results in low intravascular volume and exacerbation of hypotension. This is unrelated to your thyroid. Take your blood pressure daily during your cycle and for a week after to confirm. If you find your blood pressure is low after your cycle then try drinking lots of fluids during and after to see if this helps. ...Read more
Had blood work done No thyroid problems and all preg test neg and ultrasound but still haven't had a period What's wrong it's been 2 months?
I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone,I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?
BCP and thyroid: BCP do not worsen thyroid problems. Presumably you are taking levothyroxine for your hypothyroidism. BCP increases the amount of thyroid binding protein in the blood. In some of the older blood tests, this altered some of the values, but if a TSH or FT4 is measured, there is no problem with interpretation of lab values. ...Read more
I normally have a heavy period but ive been spotting this hasnt happened before Im also getting severe headaches and neck pain what could be the cause?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . The headaches and neck pain should be evaluated by your primary care doctor ...Read more
Lately i don't feel right, (extreme fatigue) lots of bruises, i had spotting for a week and then a heavy period& my neck has swollen lymphs) what is it?
Proper medical atten: If she gets proper medical attention and appropriate replacement therapy she could easily live a long, happy and healthy life. It's one of the easiest disorders to treat properly, unless you ignore it. ...Read more
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