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Can not having enough iron delay period?

Can not having enough iron delay period?

Not really: Timing of periods are affected by hormone levels, and unless you are super anemic, these would not be affected by iron deficiency. Might I suggest high iron foods like spinach, broccoli, greens, and obviously meats and organ meats (ie:liver). You need to look for other reasons for delayed period. ...Read more

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I have low iron levels no period im 22?

I have low iron levels no period im 22?

Low iron: May be due to diet low in iron rich foods such as meats or poor intestinal absorption. May also reflect other blood loss. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I constantly have low iron levels, could this cause my body to not waste the blood or iron for my period?

I constantly have low iron levels, could this cause my body to not waste the blood or iron for my period?

Yes and no: If you have low blood iron, body tries to absorb more from the intestine, but it cannot keep from losing iron in the menstrual blood. If you iron is low due to excessive menstrual blood loss, you may wish to take oral iron supplements available over the counter. ...Read more

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I'm 38 & have low iron stores. My period only lasts for 2 days and is heavy for first day then lighter the on last. Could this be caused by low iron?

I'm 38 & have low iron stores. My period only lasts for 2 days and is heavy for first day then lighter the on last. Could this be caused by low iron?

Bleeding: The low iron could be the result of blood loss from your periods, although the bleeding does not seem excessive. The low iron would not cause menstrual irregularities. DrG ...Read more

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If you take supplemental iron for an extended period can your body cease to absorb natural iron?

If you take supplemental iron for an extended period can your body cease to absorb natural iron?

No: A person absorbs iron from foods and oral iron supplements because human bodies require iron. If he is low in iron, his body will improve its absorption of iron. If he has plenty of iron, his body won't absorb as much iron. But, he will not stop absorbing iron. That means he can get iron overload by taking too high a dose of iron supplements. Iron overload damages the liver. ...Read more

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Can Iron Tabs stop my period?

Can Iron Tabs stop my period?

No: Iron pill dose not stop period and you should have pregnancy test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can iron tablets affect your period?

No: You lose iron each time you lose blood, and for women the periods are a major route of blood (and iron) loss over their lifetimes. Taking iron replaces what is lost but does not affect the loss itself. ...Read more

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Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come?

Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come?

Period causes anemia: Your period is more likely to cause anemia by leading to heavy bleeding. The fact that you have low iron despite not having a period is perplexing and you should consult with a doctor about irregular periods. Regardless, you may benefit from hormonal control with a birth control method and an iron supplement. Would be happy to consult with you on this. ...Read more

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I'm on iron pills, have my period and feel a bit faint. Is it safe to do light excersize in this scenario?

I'm on iron pills, have my period and feel a bit faint. Is it safe to do light excersize in this scenario?

Hydration: Make sure you drink enough water and dehydration is not the cause of your feeling faint. You may exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
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Can I take an iron supplement during my period? Had it on/off for two and a half weeks, pretty sure I'm getting anemic.

Can I take an iron supplement during my period? Had it on/off for two and a half weeks, pretty sure I'm getting anemic.

Anemia: I understand your concern.
Thank you for information of using Omeprazole.
Omeprazole may reduce the absorption of iron and make iron supplement less effective in treating your Anemia. It can also reduce
B12 absorption.
See your Physician for diagnosis of Anemia, have necessary tests, consultation and treatment.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy to decrease hyperacidity and decrease/stop Omeprazole. ...Read more

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Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?

Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?

No: Anemia does not stop a period, the period makes anemia worse, anemia does not cause infertility. Irregular cycles can be heavier and cause anemia, considering the pill will help the anemia, and you need your blood in pregnancy, you may ovulate more regularly the if you take the pill a few months and stop. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have low iron does it stop your period?

If you have low iron does it stop your period?

No: True iron deficiency is common and serious. It's simply a myth that your body will stop the monthly flow to conserve iron. ...Read more

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Can I take iron pill after seeing my period?

Can I take iron pill after seeing my period?

Yes: If it is indicated, as in if you have been told you have low iron levels, you can take an iron supplement daily regardless of the time of your cycle. And if you a vegan or vegetarian, you probably would be best suited by taking an iron supplement regardless. Remember to watch out for constipation from the iron supplement and that it may make your stool black! ...Read more

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