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Can Hypothyroidism Cause Heavy And Long 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and extended menstrual periods and over time cause high platelet count? (450-500k) low normal iron tests.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
3-4 weeks: Typically 3-4 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just found out I have hypothyroidism. My periods have been heavy and cramp filled, could the hypothyroidism be the reason?
Hypothyroid taking synthroid/ multiple vits period. 3 days late followed with lil brown discharge. then 1/2 cup chunky blood &3 days heavy bld?
Hypothyroid +: Please see your doctor as soon as possible so she/he can control your symptoms. ...Read more
I am 6 mos postpartum, just had second period since and it was extremely heavy, I also have hypothyroidism, could this be a sign my levels are off?
When I start treating my mild hypothyroidism with levothyroxine, will my periods get better? I get lots of cramping and they are pretty heavy.
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can stress alone cause hashimoto hypothyroidism? Would periods of high stress cause higher TSH levels even while on levothyroxine?
No: Should see endocrinologist to run s thyroid test ...Read more
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
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