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Can low iron in the body cause missed period?

Can low iron in the body cause missed period?

No: Missing a period, means less blood loss which usually will cause less iron depletion. However in cases of severe malnutrition, such as seen with anorexia, a woman can stop menstruation and have low iron but it is not the cause. If your periods are less frequent and flow is not heavy, your doctor should check for other causes of low iron. Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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I found out I have real low blood and iron is this causing my missed periods?

I found out I have real low blood and iron is this causing my missed periods?

Possibly.: 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 low blood cause missed period?

Anemia: Can low blood cause missed period? I believe what you are refering is if having low hemoglobin level can cause a missed period. The body can sense that there is a low level of hemoglobin and hematocrit (blood components) and might cause a delay in your period to replenish itself. However don't rely on this and if missed period consider pregnancy or other medical condition. See your obgyn. Read more

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What causes Missed period?

What causes Missed period?

Possible reasons: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. Read more

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Can nortrel cause missed periods?

Can nortrel cause missed periods?

Nortrel: Any medication conatining Progesterone and estrogen can delay your period. They are components of oral contraceptives and can cause this effect. Always consider pregnancy even thoug taking any hormonal therapy if missed period or any other medical condition. Read more

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What is the cause of my missed period?

What is the cause of my missed period?

Possible causes: 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 wheaning a child cause a missed period?

Can wheaning a child cause a missed period?

Yes: If you are asking if changing status of breastfeeding can cause you to miss a period, then the answer is yes. It's also possible, that if you are exclusively breastfeeding, and you're past the 6 month mark, without birth control, that you're pregnant. If you've supplemented at all since birth, then also possible pregnant. Consider a pregnancy test if you're at all worried. Best of luck. Read more

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What might be some causes of a missed period?

What might be some causes of a missed period?

Missed period.: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. Read more

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What are the causes of a missed period of 11 days?

Possibilities: 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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What could cause a missed period the second ever cycle?

What could cause a missed period the second ever cycle?

Maybe normal.: Many young women have very irregular cycles when they first start having them. It may take 1-2 years before they become regular. You may only have a few cycles the first year. However, if you are sexually active you need to check a pregnancy test. Read more

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Missed period... No sex in past nine months what could be the cause?

Missed period... No sex in past nine months what could be the cause?

Many things.: Fever, illness, stress, travel, supplements, antibiotics, exercise or diet change, weight change, either gain or loss, sleep changes, moving in with new roommate, any number of possible explanations. Do any of these things apply in your case? If you continue to have interruptions in you cycle, or continue to not have a menstrual period, you need a exam to rule out hormone and metabolic problems. Read more

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Can taking ec pill twice in one cycle cause missed periods for several months?

Can taking ec pill twice in one cycle cause missed periods for several months?

Can do a preg. Test: Plan B, Postinor 2, and other brands of emergency contraceptive pills can alter the menstrual cycle for the cycle in which Plan B or Postinor 2 was taken, and sometimes the next month's cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. Read more

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What causes anovulation? And are there any other causes for missed periods other than anovulation?

What causes anovulation? And are there any other causes for missed periods other than anovulation?

Multiple causes: Many hormonal factors can cause this issue. You are only 16 years old and your menstrual cycle may not be established or your homonal levels may need to be regulated with oral contracetives. I advise you to make an appointment with a gyn. Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more