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Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?

Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?

No: Anemia does not stop a period, the period makes anemia worse, anemia does not cause infertility. Irregular cycles can be heavier and cause anemia, considering the pill will help the anemia, and you need your blood in pregnancy, you may ovulate more regularly the if you take the pill a few months and stop. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause periods delay?

Can anemia cause periods delay?

Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a monthly blood loss that goes uncompensated by new rbc synthesis. Sometimes these anemias can be quite significant, suggesting that menses can proceed unabated, even in the context of significant anemia. If you are worried about this, consult your dr. ...Read more

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Is my anemia causing my period's delay?

Is my anemia causing my period's delay?

It's possible.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can anemia affect or delay ur period?

Can anemia affect or delay ur period?

Yes: anemia can result in light periods or can affect the timing of your period if severe enough ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex on day 2 of her period, now she is late. Having flu and she has anemia. Is she pregnant? Or the sickness causing the delay?

Possible: Due to menstrual periods, women tend to lean toward anemia and may become iron deficient. A delay in periods may just be an irregular period but if worried about pregnancy, a home pregnancy test is in order. ...Read more

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Delayed period after having protected sex w/sperm. Condoms Feb14. 1st time having sex since 7 yrs. Jan had anemia -no period. Feb 16 period. March-no?

Delayed period after having protected sex w/sperm. Condoms Feb14. 1st time having sex since 7 yrs. Jan had anemia -no period. Feb 16 period. March-no?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may be entering menopause. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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Does anemia n stress delay periods?

Does anemia n stress delay periods?

Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a monthly blood loss that goes uncompensated by new rbc synthesis. Sometimes these anemias can be quite significant, suggesting that menses can proceed unabated, even in the context of significant anemia. If you are worried about this, consult your dr. ...Read more

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Can your periods delay due to anemia?

Can your periods delay due to anemia?

Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a monthly blood loss that goes uncompensated by new rbc synthesis. Sometimes these anemias can be quite significant, suggesting that menses can proceed unabated, even in the context of significant anemia. If you are worried about this, consult your dr. ...Read more

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Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come?

Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come?

Period causes anemia: Your period is more likely to cause anemia by leading to heavy bleeding. The fact that you have low iron despite not having a period is perplexing and you should consult with a doctor about irregular periods. Regardless, you may benefit from hormonal control with a birth control method and an iron supplement. Would be happy to consult with you on this. ...Read more

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I'm 41 with regular period every month, have a fibrous and was diagnosed with anemia now im 20 days late. Can anemia or fibrous cause this? Not pregnat

I'm 41 with regular period every month, have a fibrous and was diagnosed with anemia now im 20 days late. Can anemia or fibrous cause this? Not pregnat

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can a long period be caused by anemia having a really heavy flow, and am starting to have symptoms of anemia. Is that a possible cause?

Can a long period be caused by anemia having a really heavy flow, and am starting to have symptoms of anemia. Is that a possible cause?

Yes.: Iron deficiency from heavy menstrual bleeding is the most common cause of anemia. The anemia isn't the cause of the bleeding. It's the other way around. See a gynecologist or your primary care physician for help. ...Read more

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What would cause 2 periods in one month, then 1 period the next month & so on? I've become very irregular. Thyroid is fine. Have chronic anemia.

Irregular Cycles: Are typically caused by annovulation, or lack of egg formation/release from the ovaries. This can be caused by a variety of problems. The most common cause is pcos, however this is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning your doctor needs to exclude other causes first. ...Read more

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Period was 5-8 days but suddenly dropped to only 2-3. Why would this happen? Virgin, hx of regular heavy-ish (gotten lighter over the last 2 years) cycle. Could anemia/low iron cause it. Suspicious of AIHA. Multiple symptoms. Don't see doc to April.

Pretty normal.: Don't think it's anything abnormal. Your period can change both with age and it can vary from its baseline to longer or shorter. No particular reason except for normal hormonal changes. ...Read more

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I miss my period a lot, the longest was 8 months. But I was not pregnant. I do have anemia, could this be the cause? When I do get sick its really bad.

Not clear: I am not clear about wether you are asking wether anemia is the cause for irregular periods. The answer is it's unlikely. If you have such long episodes of no period, then you probably have heavy prolonged periods which could lead to anemia. In any case you need to have periods regulated, since there are other consequences ;such as endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Last day of period, being iron deficient anemia, will it cause lightheadedness, lower body temp, and slower heart rate?

Last day of period, being iron deficient anemia, will it cause lightheadedness, lower body temp, and slower heart rate?

No: Your period could make you dehydrated if it was heavy and you didn't replace the lost fluid. This can make you lightheaded. Neither that nor iron deficiency anemia will affect your temperature. If they had any effect on your heart rate, they would increase it. ...Read more

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Can anemia (newly developed) could have caused my period to end earlier than normal? I have other symptoms of anemia too like fatigue and ear ringing.

Can anemia (newly developed) could have caused my period to end earlier than normal? I have other symptoms of anemia too like fatigue and ear ringing.

Heavy menses: ...can eventually lead to anemia due to the depletion of iron in your body. Anemia, on the other hand, does not effect menses; that is effected mostly by hormonal factors. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not a common symptom from anemia. Anemia causes pale looking skin and shortness of breath with exertion. ...Read more

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Period 3 weeks, went away and came back 2 weeks later with cramping (not norma)l, Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) (3 yrs) aplastic anemia (marrow tans 2009) cause?

Period 3 weeks, went away and came back 2 weeks later with cramping (not norma)l, Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) (3 yrs) aplastic anemia (marrow tans 2009) cause?

Dysmenorrhea: You really should get in to see your obstetrician and/or rheumatologist sooner than later. Especially need to be seen with some blood work evaluation. ...Read more

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I heard that heavy menstrual periods can cause anemia. Is there anything I can do to prevent the anemia?

Yes: Anemia can be treated with iron supplementation. The key though is to fix the underlying cause. Discuss treatment options for heavy periods with your obgyn. If you still want children then birth control pills can lighten the cycle. If you are done with pregnancies you may be a candidate for an in office endometrial ablation to lighten or stop your cycles. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause women to have shorter periods?

Can anemia cause women to have shorter periods?

Usually not!: Excessive menstual bleeding will cause anemia. No correlation the other way around! ...Read more

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Does anemia cause double irregular periods?

Does anemia cause double irregular periods?

Not sure what you...: Mean by "double irregular periods". If you mean altered frequency coupled with increased flow (metromenorrhagia), this is not something attributable to anemia. In fact, I would think of this the other way around, where periods of increased duration or frequency would be more likely to lead to anemia due to the excessive blood/fe loss relative to normal. Work with your dr. To resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Are heavy periods something that can cause anemia?

Yes: Over time recurrent heavy periods can lead to iron deficiency which will lead to anemia. ...Read more

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Always been having heavy periods, this leads to anemia, what could be the cause of those heavy periods I'm having please?

See your doctor: Menstrual bleeding typically does not lead to significant anemia, although this is why reproductive aged women tend toward iron deficiency. Bleeding enough to cause anemia warrants an evaluation to determine the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking iron supplements for over a year due to anemia from periods. Had ablation in december but still taking the supplements, cause iron overload?

Taking iron supplements for over a year due to anemia from periods. Had ablation in december but still taking the supplements, cause iron overload?

It's a simple matter: To check one's fe studies to address issues of potential fe overload. You should see your pcp and express your concerns about your continued need for fe supplementation. I suspect, given your history, that they will want to check a CBC with red cell indices, serum fe, ferritin (best measure of fe stores) and TIBC (from which a %saturation can be calculated. Then can decide if fe is still needed. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency anemia cause lighter periods? Read mixed info here so I'm confused. I notice lighter periods the last 2 mos & have iron def anemia

Can iron deficiency anemia cause lighter periods? Read mixed info here so I'm confused. I notice lighter periods the last 2 mos & have iron def anemia

Not relevant: If you have iron deficiency anemia, you need to take oral iron supplement and multivitamins. Iron deficiency may or may not cause lighter periods.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could iron deficiency anemia cause missed periods?

Could iron deficiency anemia cause missed periods?

Unlikely: Iron deficiency anemia may occur due to excessive menstrual blood loss and may occasionally be associated with missed period, but if you are 4-5 days past the expected date of your period, I would recommend that you do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How does having anemia affect your period?

Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a monthly blood loss that goes uncompensated by new rbc synthesis. Sometimes these anemias can be quite significant, suggesting that menses can proceed unabated, even in the context of significant anemia. If you are worried about this, consult your dr. ...Read more

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Can tablets for anemia make your period late?

Can tablets for anemia make your period late?

No, Generally, your: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a monthly blood loss. Sometimes these anemias can be quite significant, suggesting that menses can proceed unabated, even in the context of significant anemia. The rx for the anemia, which works to normalize counts, would not negatively impact periods. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

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