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Could low iron cause irregular periods?

Could low iron cause irregular periods?

No: Your iron level would not affect your cycles, but your cycles could easily affect your iron level. ...Read more

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Does low iron level cause late periods?

Does low iron level cause late periods?

Possibly: Depending on the severity of the iron deficiency and possible associated anemia, menstrual periods can be affected in a numbers of ways: timing, flow, clotting. ...Read more

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Can low iron levels cause irregular periods?

Can low iron levels cause irregular periods?

The reverse is true: Heany cycles is a common cause of iron deficient anemia in women. However, low iron will not cause the irregular cycles. Cycle timing and frequency is hormonally controlled, not influenced per se by iron levels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if low iron can cause irregular periods?

Can you tell me if low iron can cause irregular periods?

No: Your irregular periods are hormone-regulated, not by amount of iron in your body. Low blood iron is a result of your excessive blood loss with your periods. You should take supplemental iron pills and get evaluation for your irregular periods, check with your OB/GYN provider. ...Read more

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My iron is low enough I have to take extra 2x daily, what is the cause? (no periods due to mirena)

My iron is low enough I have to take extra 2x daily, what is the cause? (no periods due to mirena)

Many possibilities: There are many different things that could cause your iron to be low. The most common is bleeding. You said you have no periods due to mirena, (levonorgestrel) but have you been checked for things like stomach/intestinal bleeding, ulcers, etc.? If not, that would be my next suggestion. If you haven't seen a doctor yet, you absolutely should asap, especially if you're taking the iron without a physician's advice. ...Read more

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Could an iron deficiency be the cause for no periods?

Could an iron deficiency be the cause for no periods?

Anemia: Possible. Wondering if correcting your anemia would help regulate your periods. Very possible if that is the cause. ...Read more

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I am 52, no periods for 6 mos, iron at 37 L, % saturation 8 L, ferritin8 L, MCH 25.5 L, MCHC 31.4 L, RDW 17.7. I am worried about cancer. Should I be?

I am 52, no periods for 6 mos, iron at 37 L, % saturation 8 L, ferritin8 L, MCH 25.5 L, MCHC 31.4 L, RDW 17.7. I am worried about cancer. Should I be?

Not yet: However iron deficiency in a non-vegan person at your age is of concern and needs to be worked out. Since gastrointestinal cancer can cause blood loss, one needs to rule out its presence as well. Advise you to contact a GI specialist soon. ...Read more

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From 10/12-12/12 no periods. Dr said low weight. Gained weight periods started 1/13 normal, breast hurt so bad want to cry pre period. Gain cup size?

Probably normal: It sounds like you are starting to get back into a normal hormonal cycle, and breast tenderness occurs during these cyclic changes. Premenstrual symptoms that are severe can be treated. If they don't get better, please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Been on cerelle for over a year, with no periods, just breakthrough bleeding. Due to the no periods, am I ovulating and is my chance of pregnancy low?

Been on cerelle for over a year, with no periods, just breakthrough bleeding. Due to the no periods, am I ovulating and is my chance of pregnancy low?

Correct: Cerelle is effective in inhibiting sperm transport but unlike other progesterone only pills, can also inhibit ovulation. Therefore it is highly effective in preventing pregnancy. It is likely that you are not ovulating. ...Read more

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Having low back pain, stomach upset, sore breasts, little/no appetite, brown spotting turned to a small blood flow twice. On mirena (levonorgestrel). no periods lately?

Having low back pain, stomach upset, sore breasts, little/no appetite, brown spotting turned to a small blood flow twice. On mirena (levonorgestrel). no periods lately?

This: Could be hormonal changes resulting in Premenstrual Symptoms or the start of a virus. If there is concern for pregnancy despite being on Mirena, (levonorgestrel) a home pregnancy test may be helpful. If more concern a follow up appointment with your primary care would be indicated. ...Read more

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I have no periods for 3 years.

I have no periods for 3 years.

Amenorrhea: Amenorrhea is the state of having no periods medically. If you are reproductive age, this is a valid concern and needs the services of a GYN MD to examine you and find out why. Make a local appointment soon. ...Read more

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Had periods on 7 feb now its 14 march no periods yet I m late 1 week is it normal?

Had periods on 7 feb now its 14 march no periods yet I m late 1 week is it normal?

Irregular periods: 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 can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had no periods for a couple of months and now long term periods, what should I do?

Irregular menses: Recommend gynecological evaluation for repeated menstrual irregularity. Take care. ...Read more

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I had my last child six years ago I hamoregue after a week having him since then I have had no periods what does it mean im 38?

I had my last child six years ago I hamoregue after a week having him since then I have had no periods what does it mean im 38?

Get evaluated.: 38 is young for menopause, and the fact that you had a hemorrhage after your last baby leads me to ask some questions. Did you have a D&C to help end the hemorrhage? Once in a while, a woman will have scar tissue in the uterus after a d&c. Were you in a great deal of danger with your hemorrhage (in the ICU perhaps)? There is a pituitary abnormality that can occur after an OB crisis. See your doc! ...Read more

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I haven't got periods for the past three months, I have a irregularity in periods i.e they occur for two months and again there are no periods.?

Periods: If you are not pregnant and have not had unprotected sex you may need hormones to regulate your cycle, See your doctor ...Read more

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What is it like to have curette done for having no periods?

Like going to sleep: I assume you are asking about a Dilation and Curettage? There are different ways to do it; however, a common way is for you to go to the operating room and be given sedation or anesthesia so you don't have any pain. Most of the time, you wake up with no memory of the procedure. You may have some cramping and spotting after the procedure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My periods are irregular I had periods on Jan and feb. After that for march and April no periods. I have periods on 22 nid of may. After that I have no p?

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, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Backache and cramps but no periods. Why?

Are you pregnant?: When was your last period? Do you normally have regular cycles? Do you have nausea or diarrhea? Remember it could be your gut and not period related! ...Read more

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What are the usual reasons for absent periods?

What are the usual reasons for absent periods?

Pregnancy most commo: If pregnancy ruled out possible early menopause, hormone imbalance possible prolactin excess, sometimes pcos poly cystic ovaries can cause periods to skip. If more than 3 months an evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Absent periods, almost four months, what could be wrong?

Absent periods, almost four months, what could be wrong?

Many causes: The first few things I think of are pregnancy and menopause. Refer to this link:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea/basics/causes/con-20031561

follow up with your doctor or ob/gyn as needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: absent periods?

Amenorrhea: Or absent periods may occur form a wide variety of reasons. It may be because you are not ovulating or because you are menopausal or because you have underlying medical problems that interfere with normal menstrual cycle (eg, thyroid). In some cases it may be anatomic like a congenital or developmental problem that may require surgical correction. ...Read more

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Some spotting the first month but no periods x 2. Is this normal?

Some spotting the first month but no periods x 2. Is this normal?

Need more info: In any case, do pregnancy test first especially if you have unprotected sex. If negative and you continue to have unprotected sex and your periods don't come regularly, you may need to check yourself often to make sure you don't get pregnant. If you want to regulate your periods, start using a reliable method of contraception (condoms, for example) and see you doc about treatment. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could possibly be causing my absent periods?

Can anyone tell me what could possibly be causing my absent periods?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons. Do you miss occasional periods or many months in a row? . Obviously for only a few missed, pregnancy needs to be checked. Hormone imbalances, ovary dysfunction, stress, infection are all possibilities and needs a medical professional to evaluate. Sometimes the reason (s) are not found. ...Read more

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