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Why could malnutrition cause anovulation?

Why could malnutrition cause anovulation?

Stress response: Malnutrition, whether due to famine, intestinal disease, anorexia nervosa, or extreme dieting, is physically stressful to the body, and results in high levels of cortisol. High cortisol levels suppress the pituitary hormones that trigger ovulation. This is beneficial in the long run because it lowers birth rates in times of famine, and reduces the number of deaths from starvation. ...Read more

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Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


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What can cause anovulation?

What can cause anovulation?

At your age: It is common, due to the ovaries not functioning properly, if you want pg you need to see a reprodcutive endocrinlogist( infert specailist asap) as u may not have much ovariamnfunction left and u will probably need shots to get preg. ...Read more

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What causes anovulation? And are there any other causes for missed periods other than anovulation?

Multiple causes: Many hormonal factors can cause this issue. You are only 16 years old and your menstrual cycle may not be established or your homonal levels may need to be regulated with oral contracetives. I advise you to make an appointment with a gyn. ...Read more

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I have 32 tiny ovarian cysts could this cause anovulation? I have 35 day cycles and get my period regularly, but I have no eggwhite cm.

PCOS: This sounds like polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) - you should be checked by a physician - we can measure hormone levels that essentially prove it - and yes your cycles would be annovulatory - the good news is that is easy to fix when you want to get pregnant. Pcos is associated with Insulin resistance and sometimes is corrected with medication used for diabetes, with resulting ovulation. ...Read more

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I have bad anxiety, I worry abt health, family,school! I started recording my period lately&sometimes its off. Can anxiety cause anovulation?

I have bad anxiety, I worry abt health, family,school! I started recording my period lately&sometimes its off. Can anxiety cause anovulation?

Period Changes: There are many things that can make periods change - and stress is definitely one of them. There are other things like thyroid problems or polycystic ovaries that can also make periods be off. It would be a good idea for someone who is having problems with her menses to make an appointment with her primary care doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can Anovulation Cause;Nausea,missed period,fatigue,Dizziness?3 Neg. Hpt/1 Neg. Hospital/Urine(Last:5D/a) or do I have 2 month undetected pregnancy?

Can Anovulation Cause;Nausea,missed period,fatigue,Dizziness?3 Neg. Hpt/1 Neg. Hospital/Urine(Last:5D/a) or do I have 2 month undetected pregnancy?

Possibly yes: I see that you've been pregnant twice before but have never given birth. If you've suffered spontaneous miscarriages at an early stage of pregnancy before, then it's possible you have conceived but the pregnancy might not be progressing normally. I strongly recommend contacting your OB/GYN ASAP and arrange for a transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor ...Read more


Anovulation (Definition)

Anovulation is a fancy term for not ovulating. It means an egg or oocyte was not ...Read more