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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
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