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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)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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

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?

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 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