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Can Fibroids Cause Irregular Bleeding
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Dysfunctional bleed: Dysfunctional bleeding is a medical term referring to abnormal bleeding that is caused by hormonal imbalances. So it can't be a cause of miscarriage. But hormonal imbalances can cause both dysfunctional bleeding and miscarriage. It's best to seek evaluation to figure out what's going on. ...Read more
NO: Vitamin B12 is extremely safe and has no known toxicity. There is no known association with menstruation. See http://www.Crnusa.Org/safetypdfs/013crnsafetyvitaminb12.Pdf if you have heavy bleeding B12 (along with iron & folic acid) will help you make new blood cells. Irregular heavy bleeding may be caused by fibroid tumors or other imbalances and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. ...Read more
Quite possible: When periods become irregular, it may be a change in your hormones or a change in the physical configuration of your uterus, which might be fibroids or a polyp. A sonohysterogram is an ultrasound with fluid in the uterus that can help determine if there are polyps or fibroids in the cavity. ...Read more
Lots of reasons!: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AUB: A variety of things from irregular ovulation, to low platelets, fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis and the perimenopause. Because of the variety of issues possible, its best to discuss with your provider what he/she thinks is the cause. If you're done having children, you may be an ablation candidate. ...Read more
Should not cause: That unless you are losing so much blood that you would be so severe anemic and not getting enough blood to the brain which would be extremely rare , you need to be evaluated for other causes of memory loss, please see a neurologist for that and you need to see your gyn to treat the irregular heavy period, no reason to suffer with that. ...Read more
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