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Period Returns While Breastfeeding Calcium Deficiency
Heavy periods until started iron supplements 322mg x2 per day ferrous fumarate, then no period for 6 months. Not pregnant. Can supplement cause this ?
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Can taking iodine or DIM supplement cause a missed period? How long after stopping supplement would period resume?
Not due to: supplements. It is not likely that the supplements caused the missed period. The supplements are also not necessary. 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
Does vitamin D cause loss of appetite? My 2 week old is drinking less milk then usual since he started taking vitamin D supplements.
What are normal estrogen levels while breast feeding? 5 weeks postpartum? 3 months postpartum? 6 months postpartum? (all while full-time breastfeeding
Why: When seeking medical advice it's customary to provide simple details like your gender and age. Also, what is the health situation. ...Read more
Taking iron supplements for over a year due to anemia from periods. Had ablation in december but still taking the supplements, cause iron overload?
It's a simple matter: To check one's fe studies to address issues of potential fe overload. You should see your pcp and express your concerns about your continued need for fe supplementation. I suspect, given your history, that they will want to check a CBC with red cell indices, serum fe, ferritin (best measure of fe stores) and TIBC (from which a %saturation can be calculated. Then can decide if fe is still needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heavy menstrual bleeding for 3 weeks. Felt anemic. Took iron supplement 52 mg iron/1040 mg s cerevisiae. Is that too much?
Need iron replacemen: 52 mg of iron is not an excessive dose. You should see your doctor and get your possible iron deficient anemia worked up. Your heavy periods are due to an imbalance of too much estrogen and / or not enough progesterone during the two weeks before you start your period. Ask your pharmacist who uses real progesterone to correct this hormonal imbalance. ...Read more
I've iron deficiency.I take ferose-f (100 mg iron+ 350mcg folic acid) is drinking tea or coffer after taking this medicine nullifies its effect.
How long after taking iron supplements for 5 months then stopping will poo return to normal colour?
My 93 year old mother who is due to start warfarin takes a multivitamin and mineral tablet containing vitamin k. Should she stop the multivitamin?
Most likely-Yes: Certainly, all the meds, including vitamins and over the counter need to be discussed with her warfarin/coumadin coordinator. Vit k, especially, which is a reversal agent used when the Coumadin "levels" are too high, will definitively interact with the Coumadin and make it difficult to manage properly. As stated, discuss with the treating provider for continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on effect: Iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach but, if you experience nausea, diarrhea, or cramps after taking iron then it is best to eat a small amount of food approximately 2 hours before taking iron supplements. Avoid consuming high fiber foods, milk, calcium, antacids or caffeine at the same time you take the iron. ...Read more
Does taking baby aspirin lengthen period?Started baby aspirin and folic acid while menstrating in hopes of getting pregnant. brown spotting occurring
Should i carry on taking calcium supplements whilst having iron injections / infusions? Will it affect the absorption of the iron?
28 weeks pregnant, iron level was test and hemoglobin 9.0, taking iron tablets but still very tired, should iron be rechecked?
Yes, later: It takes 90 days to manufacture and emit new red blood cells from the bone marrow once iron pill stimulation occurs. Thus, another iron test needs to be delayed as the value will not appreciably change immediately. Low blood levels are very common during pregnancy due to high demand for new blood production with the expanding circulation of the pregnancy and need for Rx. ...Read more
If my high calcium level is caused by taking calcium supplements, how long after stopping the supplements will it take for my calcium level to go dwn?
Just a few days but: If your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements then it should come down within just a few days of stopping the supplements. However, it is highly unlikely your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements. It is almost always caused by hyperparathyroidism, benign enlargement of the parathyroid glands. Testing your level of parathyroid hormone can confirm this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Ferritin can be elevated due to tissue injury. It may be returning to normal. It would have been useful to have the actual results. ...Read more
For a short time: Usually after a pararhyroidectomy the blood levels of calcium of a patient are low until the other glands remaining wake up and produce sufficient levels of parathyroid hormone. During this time i put all my patients after surgery on supplementation so their calcium levels don't get dangerously low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could: Calcium is one of the important elements in having a good matrix of minerals to protect teeth. Unfortunately, causes of sensitive teeth are multifactorial and are in a complex relationship. So it is hard to say whether your calcium deficiency alone (if you have it) is the reason why your teeth are sensitive. See a dentist who is knowledgeable in preventive ; restorative dentistry to learn more. ...Read more
See answer : Early-stage calcium deficiency may not cause any symptoms but may include: brittle nails, dry skin, yellowing of teeth, muscle cramps, excessive eye twitching, weakness, and sweating in cold weather. Later stage deficiency symptoms include: muscle spasms, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face, memory loss, depression, hallucinations, poor appetite, and abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more
Many.: Symptoms include muscle spasms, carpopedal spasm, facial grimacing, laryngeal spasm, seizure, and respiratory arrest. If it's long standing, papiledema and increased intracranial pressure develop. A patient could get irritated, with psychosis, intestinal cramps and malabsorption. Chvostek's (faial muscle spasm) and trosseau's (flexion of hand and forearm) are seen along with prolonged qt on ecg. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal: Some symptoms of hypocalcemia, calcium deficiency, include pale skin calcium is also required for muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve and hormone function, and blood pressure regulation. , tiredness, muscle aches and twitches. Calcium deficiency in children leads to inadequate growth and bone deformity. ...Read more
Clarify?: Serum calcium may be low for any of several reasons; i'm assuming normal albumin. Hypoparathyroidism and its kin are uncommon but lower the level despite plenty of calcium on board. Vegetarians may and people on other restricted diets may become calcium deficient, and some folks may not be able to absorb it. The physician who diagnosed it can tell you more. Good luck. ...Read more
Remember: There aren't a lot of cutaneous(skin) manifestations of calcium deficiency unless it's been going on for awhile. You can get dry, scaly skin, brittle nails, and coarse hair. So the white patches are likely unrelated to calcium issues. Masturbation rarely causes skin issues outside your genitals(if even that) unless you have an allergic reaction to the lubricant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I try to do pushups, I feel a sharp pain in my elbows and shoulders like they are on the verge of breaking, is this a calcium deficiency?
It's the second time in a month that my face tingles for a few hours randomly. What could it be? Don't think calcium deficiency, I drink lots of milk
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When will i stop growing?(i am a 17 year old female 5'3 with a slight calcium deficiency, my mother is 5'7 and father is 5'9)
Growth: You are probably done growing. Most women typically are done growing by 17/18. ...Read more
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