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Will I get my period back after anorexia is treated?

Will I get my period back after anorexia is treated?

Not always: Most women will have their periods stop after extreme wt loss and will return after normal wt is attained. There may have been some other damage done that might need treatment from a gynocologist. Don't forget the possibility of pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more


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What can be done to get your period back after anorexia?

What can be done to get your period back after anorexia?

Malnutrition Problem: Once a woman or girl w/anorexia starts her recovery - starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance - her period is likely 2 return. Recovery can be very tough though & relapse common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. If you have not had treatment, start with http://www.Anad.Org. ...Read more

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How can I get my period back without gaining much weight after having anorexia?

How can I get my period back without gaining much weight after having anorexia?

Anorexia: Usually you need at least 17% body fat. The ovaries need to be able to secrete estrogen. The estrogen eventually stimulates growth of the endometrium (uterine lining) which is eventually shed. ...Read more

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I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?

I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?

Most do, not all: In order to get your periods back you must regain adequate weight. Exercise may interfere with return of menstruation, too, and (annoyingly) may need to be drastically limited during the recovery period, even after weight is adequate. Dieting is very bad for the hormones in nearly every setting. When periods do not return it is usually because of low weight&/or too much exercise. ...Read more

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Haven't had a period in a year now as i've had anorexia i'm now overcoming it but how and when will my period come back? I was 7st7 now 8st3

Haven't had a period in a year now as i've had anorexia i'm now overcoming it but how and when will my period come back? I was 7st7 now 8st3

Hard to know: It's hard to predict when menstrual periods will return, in the course of anorexia nervosa. I also don't know what treatment you're receiving for your eating disorder, or where you are in your recovery process. The physicians following you would be much better equipped to answer questions about your progress. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my period come back after anorexia?

How do I know when will my period come back after anorexia?

Malnutrition Problem: Once a woman or girl w/anorexia starts her recovery - starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance - her period is likely 2 return. Recovery can be very tough though & relapse common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. If you have not had treatment, start with http://www.Anad.Org. ...Read more

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I had anorexia and had no period for 3 years. I am now a healthy weight and get cramps near ovaries on both sides. Is this normal or is it a cyst?

I had anorexia and had no period for 3 years. I am now a healthy weight and get cramps near ovaries on both sides. Is this normal or is it a cyst?

No way to know w/out: imaging your ovaries, which I would request from your treating physician. If you're getting cramps mid-cycle, welcome to the world of ovulatory Mittelshmerz - a somewhat painful feeling you get in your groin when your ovaries eject an egg into the fimbria. If you are getting the cramps during your period, that's your uterus contracting to squash out the built-up bloody endometrium every month. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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