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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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Is there typically an adjustment period to hypothyroid medication?

Is there typically an adjustment period to hypothyroid medication?

Yes: The most common cause is autoimmune or hashimoto's hypothyroidism. Especially in the beginning, this can fluctuate leading to unpredictable changes in the hormone level. This will require monitoring and dose adjustment. ...Read more

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My periods have been delayed for about a week . I've a hypothyroidism condition am on medication. How can i induce period immediately??

My periods have been delayed for about a week . I've a hypothyroidism condition am on medication. How can i induce period immediately??

Pregnant?: First, please make sure you are not pregnant if you are sexually active. Regarding inducting the period immediately, there are several unscientifically verified methods, of which the one I am most comfortable recommending is the hot bath and relaxation. I am sorry I cannot be of more help. Dr. C ...Read more

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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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I have hypothyroidism had regular period became pregnant had a natura miscarriage in Jan but haven't had period since ?

I have hypothyroidism had regular period became pregnant had a natura miscarriage in Jan but haven't had period since ?

No period miscarriag: Need much more information. Not sure what a "natura" miscarriage is in GA. Best to do 2nd opinion with someone here to get more details. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism been having regular periods up until December 12, 2014 and haven't had period since took 5 pt and was negative?

I have hypothyroidism been having regular periods up until December 12, 2014 and haven't had period since took 5 pt and was negative?

See a doc?: See a doctor. This can be very easily figured out in the office, but not on the internet. You could also resubmit with more info (your age, menstrual history, medical history, medicines) to get a better answer but you likely need to be seen, examined, and tested to answer this. Don't worry and good wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroidism and haven't had my period in over a year, will I be able to have kids?

Assuming...: Hi. I hate to assume, but must. I assume your hypothyroidism is treated and that on treatment, your thyroid function is normal. That would eliminate thyroid as a cause of your amenorrhea. Untreated hypothyroidism can cause hyperprolactinemia in some people, which can cause amenorrhea, but I won't assume that. Talk with your gyn, and discuss options. Sorry can't be more definitive sans information ...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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26 yrs old w.hypothyroid, havent had a period since october,its now February .I noticed pink on the tissue when i wiped 2days ago and today its brown.

26 yrs old w.hypothyroid, havent had a period since october,its now February .I noticed pink on the tissue when i wiped 2days ago and today its brown.

Irregular menses: This is a bit of breakthrough spotting because you have gone three months without your period. See your gyn to determine why you have not had a period for three months, as well as to check your thyroid levels and see if you need a medication adjustment. Good Luck ...Read more