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Possible reasons for abnormal period? I think it might be hypothyroidism?

Possible reasons for abnormal period? I think it might be hypothyroidism?

Thyroid and periods: Hypothyroidism certainly could cause irregular periods. Some other symptoms of hypothyroidism are weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, fatigue, constipation. There are many other reasons for irregular periods as well. However, a thyroid test should be done (as well as a pregnancy test if you have missed a period). ...Read more

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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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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Hi haven't had a period since october its now feb 4 and I've noticed pink on the tissue when I wiped. I do have hypothyroidism, what is going on?

Hi haven't had a period since october its now feb 4 and I've noticed pink on the tissue when I wiped. I do have hypothyroidism, what is going on?

No periods: You didn't give your age so I cannot directly answer your question.
Any pink on the tissue requires a visit to your gynecologist.
Is your thyroid under control? When were thyroid labs last measured? Should not be more that 6 months apart. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid on levo 100mg from 19th June I got my periods on 30th june but skipped on 30th july took 2 hpts on 15 and 20 day both negative ?

I am hypothyroid on levo 100mg from 19th June I got my periods on 30th june but skipped on 30th july took 2 hpts on 15 and 20 day both negative
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Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My period started on 26june & Last for 3-4 days & it started again on 15 july? Why? I m taking eltroxin25mcg daily for last months, I have hypothyroid

My period started on 26june & Last for 3-4 days & it started again on 15 july? Why? I m taking eltroxin25mcg daily for last months, I have hypothyroid

Common problem: 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, polyps and fibroids can cause spotting. If concerned for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule visit ...Read more

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Sept-nov last year I had 2 periods a month. Now had none since end of nov. Why could this be? N.B. Possibly have hypothyroidism — awaiting test result

Harmonal imbalance: Nothing to worry about much. Avoid dieting, too much exercise, skipping meals, smoking, and too much worrying. Your cycle will straighten out. If thyroid would be low, it is easy to treat withh a pill of synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Gave birth 4 months ago (c sextion). In last 6 weeks got period x3 & lasts from 4-8 days. Normal? + I have hypothyroid. When does it get regulated? Thnx

Gave birth 4 months ago (c sextion). In last 6 weeks got period x3 & lasts from 4-8 days. Normal? + I have hypothyroid. When does it get regulated? Thnx

Irregular menses: Hopefully your hypothyroidism is being adequately treated. Your menstrual periods may take several more months to become regular again, and would not worry unless you have other associated symptoms. Good luck. ...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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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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26 yrs old w.hypothyroid, haven't 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, haven't 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

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

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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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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I have just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and my period cycle is on day 50, I have always been regular 29-32 days. Is this normal?

Thyroid vs : If you are this late, consider pregnancy first. You should also have your thyroid function blood work done to make sure your thyroid hormone replacement is adequate. Otherwise, missing a period can happen to any female caused by other things like stress, illness, acute weight change, etc. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Female, age 34 taking thyroxin 2 and 1/2. Hypothyroid. Irregular period?

Female, age 34 taking thyroxin 2 and 1/2. Hypothyroid. Irregular period?

Talk to doc : I don't have enough information of your health to tell you what is causing the irregular bleeding. See your doc. Could be thyroid, prolactin, other meds, drugs, hormone imbalance, polyps, fibroids; a lot of stuff. Need exam and ultrasound, maybe blood work. Def recheck thyroid and do a preg test. ...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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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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I am an endurance athlete with hypothyroid, can this be causing me to miss my periods? I've missed 2 periods, but have sympts. Of pid

I am an endurance athlete with hypothyroid, can this be causing me to miss my periods?  I've missed 2 periods, but have sympts. Of pid

No period = hormonal: Hypothyroidism by itself, if not adequately treated and excessive training by itself can lead to hormonal imbalances which can make you miss your cycle. The combination of both overtraining and hypothyroidsim can most definitely lead to loss of your cycle. The symptoms of pid are concerning — what kind of symptoms are you getting? Have you been checked for pregnancy? Get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid, periods still very ilregular — 4 x 3 day periods in 11 months! Can doctor prescribe something / increase levo 50mg meds?

Hypothyroid, periods still very ilregular — 4 x 3 day periods in 11 months!  Can doctor prescribe something / increase levo 50mg meds?

Need evaluation: Hypothyroidism typically causes heavier periods. There are many possible causes for irregular periods that have nothing to do with your thyroid. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...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

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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PCOD n hypothyroid(using 12.5mcg). Stopped Duphaston after using for 6 months. No period after last cycle. How to get period again. In US, no insurance?

PCOD n hypothyroid(using 12.5mcg). Stopped Duphaston after using for 6 months. No period after last cycle. How to get period again. In US, no insurance?

Take your medicine.: If you have PCOS, you probably aren't ovulating. If you aren't ovulating, you don't make Progesterone the A at half of your cycle like you should. Taking Progesterone for 10-14 days will then bring on a period. OCPs is another way to regulate your cycle. Neither of these, will help, you get pregnant, if that's your goal. ...Read more

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My period has lasted 2 weeks and i have brown spottingnow I have irregular cycles ranging 36-45 days is this normal. My hypothyroid meds wentupby25mcg?

My period has lasted 2 weeks and i have brown spottingnow I have irregular cycles ranging 36-45 days is this normal. My hypothyroid meds wentupby25mcg?

Irregular cycles: Those cycles must be very troubling and there may be some association with your thyroid meds. I think that unlikely.

If you have only been seeing a medical doctor or endocrinologist, it is time to see a gynecologist! ...Read more

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I am forty and hypothyroid. Been taking thyroxine since last year with no real problems. I haven't had a period since feb 14 at all.

Didn't ovulate.: Assuming a pregnancy test is negative, missing a period usually means that you didn't ovulate. Not ovulating becomes more common once a woman is past 40. Low thyroid can also cause it, but if your TSH is normal, it's likely due to your age, and perhaps stress. ...Read more

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short ...Read more