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Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Yes: Thyroid disease is one of the first things we check for when a woman has any abnormal bleeding pattern. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation.
It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism.
Am

I'm not sure what: ..units are being used to measure your TSH level, but 100??? In the USA, the standard value that labs use to measure TSH is microunits/ml and normal values range from 0.4 to 4.0 microunits/ml. If you're TSH is 100 mcu/ml, then definitely something's wrong with your thyroid or the hormones regulating it. This test result requires follow up and either clarification or treatment. ...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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Missed period for several months. Could it be a thyroid problem?

Missed period for several months. Could it be a thyroid problem?

Talk to your doctor.: First, check a pregnancy test. Talk to your doctor about your periods and medical history. A thyroid disorder can affect your periods, but there are other causes for missed periods. Your doctor will know what to test for. ...Read more

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Period for a month. Pain in lower back. Could it be thyroid problems or biroids problems. Answer ASAP?

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

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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.

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

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I am 27 and have thyroid problems no period in almost 3 years I would love to have children, where should I start?

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

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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

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I'm losing weight . Have a thyroid problem .. Do I have to take any test. Cos i'm missing my period .. ?

I'm losing weight . Have a thyroid problem .. Do I have to take any test. Cos i'm missing my period .. ?

Thyroid and wt loss: If you haven't had a TSH in awhile that would be the first test o would get. Patients with hypothyroidism maybe at higher risk for celiac dz which can cause weight loss and menstrual irregularities. There is a blood test that can look for certain antibodies found in patients with celiac dz. ...Read more

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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?

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