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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

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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 havent had a period since october its now feb 4 and ive noticed pink on the tissue when i wiped. I do have hypothyroidism, what is going on?

Hi  havent had a period since october its now feb 4 and ive 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?

Yes: Your body will adjust to new meds and you may have to increase or decrease the dose over time. Go by how you feel and not just lab numbers. ...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, 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

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

Light periods are a clinical finding in which there is very little blood loss with ...Read more