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Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and long periods?

Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and long periods?

Yes: Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism and can prolong your period making it lasts longer and heavier. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more


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What can cause sudden irregular and heavy periods?

What can cause sudden irregular and heavy periods?

A # of things: Quite a few things can do it -- certain birth control methods such as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Anovulation (absence of ovulation) with resultant breakthrough heavy bleeding is by far the most common cause of irregular heavy bleeding. Talking to primary care physician or obgyn would be necessary to determine the exact cause. ...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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What can cause long periods without my period?

What can cause long periods without my period?

Anovulation: Anovulatory cycles are cycles in which the ovary fails to release an egg. This disrupts hormonal levels and leads to abnormal or no bleeding. ...Read more

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Can stress cause shorter and lighter periods?

Can stress cause shorter and lighter periods?

Period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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What harm can prolonged periods cause? is dark red blood normal period? how to stop prolonged periods?

What harm can prolonged periods cause? is dark red blood normal period? how to stop prolonged periods?

Common complaint: 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 . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What can cause heavier periods?

What can cause heavier periods?

Lots of reasons!: If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids. If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods! ...Read more

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Can cervix be too tight and cause infertility and painful periods?

Yes: Yes, but we generally only see that in women who have had some form of procedure done to their cervix, such as a leep or a cone biopsy. It would be unusual for this to occur in a cervix that has not been operated on. ...Read more

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Can prolonged severe anaemia cause long term heart problems? Even after the anaemia is resolved.

Can prolonged severe anaemia cause long term heart problems? Even after the anaemia is resolved.

Heart dilation: Severe anemia decreases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, so the heart responds by increasing cardiac output. If the anemia is severe, one of the adaptations may be heart enlargement. Wall stress is higher in dilated ventricles, potentially, and this can lead to myocardial remodeling (scar). Repeated transfusion therapy as a treatment for anemia may lead to iron overload of the heart. ...Read more

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How much weight a woman can gain while ovulating and cycle, when is this gain expected? Can clotting and heavy periods cause bloating and weight gain all the time, I just can't loss weight

How much weight a woman can gain while ovulating and cycle, when is this gain expected? Can clotting and heavy periods cause bloating and weight gain all the time, I just can't loss weight

Very little: Weight from hormone fluctuations during a monthly cycle can go up/down a small amount, most often right before or on the first few days of actual menstrual flow. But, this is just a small amount and is not the cause of overall difficulty losing weight. See doctor to review nutrition, exercise, other health/metabolism issues that might need intervention. ...Read more

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How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

Depends.: The normal hemoglobin is around 12-14 for women and 14-16 for men. Most people will not have symptoms if the hemoglobin is over 11. But many may have no symptoms at 9 or even 8, especially if the anemia came on slowly. There is a level below which people have symptoms and above which they don't, but it varies between people. Once the count comes up, symptoms should be gone. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause my periods to be irregular?

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Can hashimoto disease cause my periods to be irregular?

Possible: Thyroid dysfunction can cause menstrual irregularities, but other causes should be ruled out too if periods don't be come regular after correction of thyroid function c ...Read more

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I'm prescribed to take flutamide for 6 months for excessive hair when I stop using it can it cause a hormonal imbalance and missed periods?

I'm prescribed to take flutamide for 6 months for excessive hair when I stop using it can it cause a hormonal imbalance and missed periods?

Consult your OB: Flutamide seems an extremely aggressive way to treat hirsutism, and I do believe the hormonal imbalance it would cause by blocking dihydrotestosterone could affect your menstrual cycles. To be sure, consult your OB, maybe seek a safer way to reduce excess hair production ?? ...Read more

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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 you tell me about hormone imbalance causing excessive and long lasting menstral bleeding?

Can you tell me about hormone imbalance causing excessive and long lasting menstral bleeding?

Menstrual Bleeding: Normal menstrual periods do not last longer than 7 days. Possible causes / risks for excessively long periods include but are not limited to: uterine fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis , endometrial cancer, Type I Diabetes Mellitus, Bleeding disorders (l.e., von Willebrand Dz), clotting problems, infection, ovarian cyst, endometriosis & Hashimoto thyroiditis. If Progesterone & estrogen are out of > ...Read more

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How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism typically causes decreased menstrual flow, ultimately leading to loss of periods and infertility. Hypothyroidism typically causes increased menstrual flow leading to menorrhagia. Once treated, both problems should resolve. ...Read more

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Can exercise cause a heavy period?

Can exercise cause a heavy period?

NO!: Exercise, if anything, will make your period better, but in general, exercise and the severity of your period are not correlated. Get a bunch of elite female athletes together and you will see: even though they are all at the top of their sports, in amazing physical condition, exercising huge amounts most days, some will have horrid periods, and some will be light and easy. It's genetics mostly. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands ( lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Endometriosis usually does not cause abnormal uterine bleeding or short periods. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and long periods?

Yes: Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism and can prolong your period making it lasts longer and heavier. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid. Levoxythyroxine increased can this cause my period to be shorter w/no clots or flooding? It was 5/7days now its only 2 heavy & 1 spotting

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Hypothyroid. Levoxythyroxine increased can this cause my period to be shorter w/no clots or flooding? It was 5/7days now its only 2 heavy & 1 spotting

Makes sense: Hypothyroidism can be associated with longer and heavier periods, so correcting it may alter the menstrual pattern, along with other benefits of correcting hypothyroidism ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, hashimotos. My recent bloodwork shows I have low iron, high uibc and tibc and heavy periods. What could be the cause?

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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 more

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Could my mild hypothyroidism have caused the 9 days of spotting that replaced my period?

Could my mild hypothyroidism have caused the 9 days of spotting that replaced my period?

Hypothyroidism: Untreated hypothyroidism more often causes a heavier period , not a lighter one. Perhaps you are pregnant and that is why you are fatigued. In any case you should see your doctor about the hypothyroid situation. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hypothyroid, which can cause a delayed period?

Blood test.: Thyroid function is checked by analyzing the hormone levels in your blood. When your period is late, check a pregnancy test, if the possibility of getting pregnant exists. See a doc for evaluation and appropriate testing. ...Read more

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I just found out I have hypothyroidism. My periods have been heavy and cramp filled, could the hypothyroidism be the reason?

Hypothyroid: Unlikely for hypothyroid to affect your periods in that direction. I suggest you see a gynecologist soon. That does not mean you are taking just the right dose of thyroxine. See your primary doctor about this. ...Read more

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Could a TSH level of 5.69 cause missed periods? Is the level considered hypothyroidism?

Could a TSH level of 5.69 cause missed periods?  Is the level considered hypothyroidism?

Yes: Depending on your laboratory's established levels of normal, this could indicate hypothyroidism and definitely can cause irregular periods and difficulty conceiving. See your gyn or pcp for treatment of the thyroid abnormality soon. ...Read more

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Age:41:hypothyroid:fibroids(2x2 using treanaxamic acid 500:6th hourly:7 to 9 tabs: every period from 3 yrs for heavy flow.Is it ok to use every period?

Maybe.: The use of this drug is okay but you have to make sure there is nothing else causing this bleeding. Hysteroscopy with biopsy is recommended. Have a long talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Is possible to miss period while diagnosed with hypothyroidism? I thought periods were heavier. Should I see a gyn about this? Not pregnant. On pill.

Hypothyroidism : Usually with low thyroid the menstrual cycles are heavier but many times you cannot ovulate with low thyroid and then not have a cycle at all or maybe spotting. The pituitary gland directs both the thyroid and menstrual bleeding so that common pathway way affect your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Leg weakness, higher ldl(168), hypothyroid. I use treanaxamic acid 500(7tabs) for heavy flow every period(2yrs. Is my legweakness due to use of tablets?

Not likely: With LDL that high are you on a statin? That may be a contributor. Also vascular disease may cause muscle weakness as can uncontrolled hypothyroidism. Other possibilities include but not limited to dehydration, vit deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, nerve or vascular compromise. I would see your physician if persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Does metformin 500 cause missed periods?Was put on it for pcos but had regular cycles before tht.Was also diagnosed with hypothyroid but under control

Does metformin 500 cause missed periods?Was put on it for pcos but had regular cycles before tht.Was also diagnosed with hypothyroid but under control

No!: I have never seen metformin interrupt menses. However, the underlying metabolic syndrome, causing pcos may have gotten worse. Also, a low thyroid which you had causes excessive periods and bleeding. Correcting this may have given the impression that your menses were normal. Finally, if you are over treated with thyroid-you will be amennorheac. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid (TSH = 13.6 & FT4 = 1.1) be the cause of my irregular periods (starts ~3-4 days early most months). Also on BC pills. ?

Yes. : Many women with hypothyroidism will have an irregular cycle. In fact, most women with irregular cycles are screened for hypothyroidism as a potential cause. There could be other causes for an it regular cycle but I would get the hyperthyroidism treated first and see how it does. Hope this helps. ...Read more