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Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

I'm not sure what: ..units are being used to measure your TSH level, but 100??? In the USA, the standard value that labs use to measure TSH is microunits/ml and normal values range from 0.4 to 4.0 microunits/ml. If you're TSH is 100 mcu/ml, then definitely something's wrong with your thyroid or the hormones regulating it. This test result requires follow up and either clarification or treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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My friend viji suffers from hypo thyroid, and irregular periods also. Is there any suggestion to follow to cure those problem? Please guide me.

My friend viji suffers from hypo thyroid, and irregular periods also. Is there any suggestion to follow to cure those problem? Please guide me.

Thyroid replacement: People with hypothyroid need to be on thyroid hormone replacement daily. Levels need to be checked to make sure she is on the correct dose. The cause of irregular periods may be the low thyroid. If not then a trial of birth control pills may help regulate the periods ...Read more

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Hi, I ve been suffering from Irregular periods from last 4 Yrs. I don't have thyroid problem. There r small cyst in my ovaries. I am afraid. Pls suggest?

Hi, I ve been suffering from Irregular periods from last 4 Yrs. I don't have thyroid problem. There r small cyst in my ovaries. I am afraid. Pls suggest?

Don't be afraid: But get it evaluated with your doctor. There are many, many possible causes. If you are overweight, PCOS is a definitely possible and also treatable. ...Read more

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Can a high level dhea cause wgt gain in the abd area? Re 4 dhea test. Pcos, Irregular periods, hair growth (neck, chest, stomach and legs), bone ache

Can a high level dhea cause wgt gain in the abd area? Re 4 dhea test. Pcos, Irregular periods, hair growth (neck, chest, stomach and legs), bone ache

PCOS: If you have PCOS, it's the metabolic syndrome that's driving your weight gain, not the DHEA. The DHEA causes acne, hair growth where it's not supposed to be, hair loss on the head and heavy/prolonged periods. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive but have irregular periods? I just had my thyroid checked and it is normal. What should I do to up my chances of conceiving?

I am trying to conceive but have irregular periods? I just had my thyroid checked and it is normal. What should I do to up my chances of conceiving?

See a REI specialist: With irregular periods it may take longer to conceive because you're not ovulating (releasing an egg) every month. We need to find the cause: polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), prolactin hormone issues, aging of the ovary (low egg supply), or low hormone levels from exercise, eating disorders, or stress. See a reproductive endocrinologist for tests and treatment to help you get pregnant faster. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods, taking thyroxine to keep thyroid stable, trying tcc, 1 yr no success my luteinising hormone level is 6.9iu/l what stage is?

I have irregular periods, taking thyroxine to keep thyroid stable, trying tcc, 1 yr no success my luteinising hormone level is 6.9iu/l what stage is?

Evaluation: Since it has been 1 year that you are trying to conceive and you have irregular periods you should undergo an evaluation by an obgyn or fertility specialist your lh level is normal but there are others tests and hormones that should be checked such as day 3 fsh, estradiol, amh, prolactin, thyroid function tests, pelvic sonogram and exclusions of other conditions such as pcos. ...Read more

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Fsh level 7.5, LH level 11, progesterone level 2.5, and thyroid level 1.8. Are all these normal? 16th day of cycle. Irregular periods.

Fsh level 7.5, LH level 11, progesterone level 2.5, and thyroid level 1.8. Are all these normal? 16th day of cycle. Irregular periods.

Sounds like PCOS: These levels show you have not ovulated by day 16 due to the lower progesterone. Typically throughout the month the fsh is higher than the lh. The lh goes up just before ovulation to trigger the release of the egg. This is what on ovulation predictor kit is checking for. You could be seeing the lh surge just before ovulation which could happen as late as day 20, or it could be high b/c of pcos. ...Read more

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Bleeding after clitorios stimulation from vagina just started a month ago, I have irregular periods but no pcos or thyroid issues what could be wrong?

Bleeding after clitorios stimulation from vagina just started a month ago, I have irregular periods but no pcos or thyroid issues what could be wrong?

Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle Birth control pills will likely regulate. Schedule visit. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged lympth node on the right side of my neck, bleeding gums, regular headaches near temples and irregular periods?

I have an enlarged lympth node on the right side of my neck, bleeding gums, regular headaches near temples and irregular periods?

Evaluation Needed: It is important that you get a thorough examination. All these symptoms could be related or they could all be unrelated in which an examination would help diagnose. ...Read more

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Primolut 10mg BD has given for 35 days (for irregular periods aftr child birth). Severe pain from neck to left arm while taking drug. Explain side effc?

Primolut 10mg BD has given for 35 days (for irregular periods aftr child birth). Severe pain from neck to left arm while taking drug. Explain side effc?

Clots?: The major side effect of primolut and other progestin medications us formation of blood clots. This can be life threatening, and is made worse by smoking or a familial tendency to clot ...Read more

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What could cause me to feel dizzy every month 3 days after my period ends? I do have a history of thyroid problems.

What could cause me to feel dizzy every month 3 days after my period ends? I do have a history of thyroid problems.

Odds are you have: Orthostatic hypotension and fluid lost during your menstrual cycle results in low intravascular volume and exacerbation of hypotension. This is unrelated to your thyroid. Take your blood pressure daily during your cycle and for a week after to confirm. If you find your blood pressure is low after your cycle then try drinking lots of fluids during and after to see if this helps. ...Read more

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I am having irregular periods & ovary cysts, so can it cause infertility problems?

I am having irregular periods & ovary cysts, so can it cause infertility problems?

Irregular menses: The most common reason for irregular cycles is oligo- or anovulation: in other words either only occassionally releasing an egg or not releasing an egg. This can cause problems getting pregnant because if an egg is not released or not released regularly it reduces the chances. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does constipation or irregular periods causes urination problems?

Does constipation or irregular periods causes urination problems?

No: Constipation is linked to problems in the intestines and: not the bladder. Irregular periods are linked to hormonal status and your ovaries. Neither should be causing problems with urination ...Read more

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I am 16, and a virgin. Having irregular periods from past 5 months. What's the cause? And how can I fix this prblm? Em really tensd about it.

I am 16, and a virgin. Having irregular periods from past 5 months. What's the cause? And how can I fix this prblm? Em really tensd about it.

Most likely normal.: Usually, the menses are irregular at the extremes of reproduction ie the years following menarche and prior to menopause. It sometimes may take 5 or more years from beginning your menses for it to normalize. This usually is not a problem unless you are having excessive bleeding which may cause anemia. Oral contractive pills may normalize your bleeding pattern and prevents excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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Can a problem with coccyx cause problem of irregular periods?

Can a problem with coccyx cause problem of irregular periods?

No I cant see how: The coxxyx the tailbone is not related to. The endocrine system (hormones) which controls menstrual periods I can see how some intrapelvic issues may refer pain to the tailbone. ...Read more

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Can exercise and a healthy diet fix hormonal problems like irregular periods (not caused by pcos or similar) without needing birth control pills?

A healthy life: Style never hurts, but it is unlikely to help a medical problem causing irregular periods, except when due to obesity, Insulin resistance, pcps etc. Talk w/your doctor about diagnosis and potential treatment. ...Read more

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Are my heavy period and low thyroid problems related?

Are my heavy period and low thyroid problems related?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause heavy period. The only way to know is to confirm the low thyroid on a blood test, determine why it's low and treat it appropriately. If the thyroid tests are ok or treated correctly but heavy period remains, then look for another cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal to miss my period if I have thyroid problems?

Is it normal to miss my period if I have thyroid problems?

Rule out pregnancy: Thyroid problems can cause irregular cycles, including missing a period altogether. However, from a gynecologists standpoint, any woman at any given time is considered pregnant, unless proven not pregnant by a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Period for a month. Pain in lower back. Could it be thyroid problems or biroids problems. Answer ASAP?

Period for a month. Pain in lower back. Could it be thyroid problems or biroids problems. Answer ASAP?

Many possibilities..: Heavy or prolonged periods are common with many different causes, but are not considered normal. You should see your primary care physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have thyroid problems/issues, and ever since I can't get my monthly period. It's been 9 months now due april 5th missed what should I do?

I have thyroid problems/issues, and ever since I can't get my monthly period. It's been 9 months now due april 5th missed what should I do?

Thyroid imbalance: Can definitely impact your period. Hopefully, you are seeing your pcp or and endocrinologist who is managing your thyroid medicines. Once your thyroid has gotten back in balance, your periods will likely return. If not, see your gyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have your period twice in 3 weeks? I am 32 and do not have kids yet. I also have thyroid problems.

Is it normal to have your period twice in 3 weeks? I am 32 and do not have kids yet. I also have thyroid problems.

Simple answer -- no: But there might be a simple explanation for why bleeding is so frequent. It is appropriate to call gyn and endocrine providers for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 27 and have thyroid problems no period in almost 3 years I would love to have children, where should I start?

I am 27 and have thyroid problems no period in almost 3 years I would love to have children, where should I start?

Thyroid evaluation: First you need thyroid function tests to make sure your thyroid function is normal. If thyroid is ok then other hormonal tests are needed to determine the reason for absent period. ...Read more

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I have weight problems, memory problems, mood swings, painful periods, racing heartbeat/anxiety problems, and family history of thyroid problems. Help?

I have weight problems, memory problems, mood swings, painful periods, racing heartbeat/anxiety problems, and family history of thyroid problems. Help?

Need a start point: We perform at our best if we get enough restful sleep, a balanced nutrition, exercise & are free from illness. You need to write down all the issues that impact your life & all the questions you have. If you can find a way to get at least 8 hrs sleep, it might begin to help now. Schedule a checkup and take your list. Be sure to ask everything & take notes. If you don't get answers try another doc ...Read more

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Common causes of irregular periods that are late then early?

Common causes of irregular periods that are late then early?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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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What could cause irregular periods and appetite suppression?

Likely not related: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better! appetite/suppression has a loose association only with menstrual cyclicity. ...Read more

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I am often getting missed and irregular periods. What wil be the cause for that?

I am often getting missed and irregular periods. What wil be the cause for that?

Missed: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations. By definition you have mild ovulatory dysfunction, the most frequent female fertility problem (30%.). ...Read more

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What is the cause for irregular periods of girl of age 22?

Irregular menses: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise ; pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating ; around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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Can being underweight be the cause of my irregular periods?

Can being underweight be the cause of my irregular periods?

Absolutely: Once one reaches a certain percentage below your ideal body weight, all sorts of bodily functions begin to shut down for self-preservation. Even atheletes without an eating disorder may find this to be the case, and it nearly universal with anoerxia as well as starvation from other causes. ...Read more

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Why do ovarian cyst cause irregular periods?

Why do ovarian cyst cause irregular periods?

They don't really: Ovarian cysts do not directly cause irregular periods. having a hormonal imbalance as in cases of polycystic ovarian syndrome cause multiple small ovarian cysts and irregular periods. The relationship between an irregular period and a single ovarian cyst are only indirectly related. ...Read more

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What would cause rapid weight loss and irregular periods?

What would cause rapid weight loss and irregular periods?

Check with U PCP: U may need a detailed exam and lab result. ...Read more

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I've used condoms for years. If I start having unprotected sex can it cause irregular periods?

Yes: If you become pregnant or develop an infection. Continue with condoms until monogamous, after std testing. ...Read more

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What are the causes of irregular periods and could that be preventing me from getting pregnant?

What are the causes of irregular periods and could that be preventing me from getting pregnant?

Many: There are many causes to irregular periods. This needs an evaluation by your doctor. Yes, irregular cycles can prevent women from getting pregnant depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause irregular periods. I have 1 every 2-3 months. I'm not on birth control or anything.

Many answers: Irregular cycles occur in 15% of all women. It is difficult to determine why without proper investigation including hormone levels and ultrasound. Birth control periods are not "real"; they are drug induced. This is your baseline cycle and is not awful by itself unless other symptoms are occurring. Cycle irregularity may come into play once pregnancy is attempted. ...Read more

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Does irregular periods mean ovulation problem? I had miscarriage 3months ago still waiting for 2nd period. What is the problem?

Does irregular periods mean ovulation problem? I had miscarriage 3months ago still waiting for 2nd period. What is the problem?

It could but: In general irregular periods mean inconsistent ovulation. Three months after a miscarriage might be too early to make any long term judgements. If you desire pregnancy then tack your cycles over the next 3-4 months and bring the calendar in to your doctor. If you do not desire pregnancy then schedule a visit for birth control to prevent pregnancy and provide cycle control. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more