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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

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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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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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I m 19 and I have secondary amenorrhea from anorexia (recovering and getting help) but I haven t gained weight yet or changed my eating much but all of a sudden I got a period after not having one since June this year. Can I really just suddenly get my pe

I m 19 and I have secondary amenorrhea from anorexia (recovering and getting help) but I haven t gained weight yet or changed my eating much but all of a sudden I got a period after not having one since June this year. Can I really just suddenly get my pe

Going to have to: Start sometime. And, it isn't JUST from the hormonal/metabolic alterations of anorexia that stop periods; it is also from the mental/psychological/stress effects/hormonal that alter them. ...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

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How can I regain period after anorexia?

How can I regain period after anorexia?

Anorexia - periods: Usually you need at least 17% body fat to have periods. Be good to your body. ...Read more

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Loss of period long after recovery of anorexia nervosa. How to recover it?

Loss of period long after recovery of anorexia nervosa. How to recover it?

Keep healthy diet: When you have regained sufficient weight you will likely start to have normal periods again. When your body is very low in fat loss of periods is common, and maintaining your healthy weight is a good start. If you are of healthy weight and still do not resume your menstrual cycle, you should consult your gynecologist after a few months. ...Read more

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How serious is losing your period to anorexia? What does it mean in terms of your health?

How serious is losing your period to anorexia? What does it mean in terms of your health?

Serious: Anorexia deprives your body of essential nutrients can cause permanent damages to your help. You need counseling both psychologically and nutritionally. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a short period of anorexia/bullimia have permanently stunt my growth?

Probably: Because that is a metabolic disease that severely affects cellular energy metabolism. ...Read more

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On top of pregnancy and anorexia, what causes you to miss a period?

On top of pregnancy and anorexia, what causes you to miss a period?

Some causes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in over five years, but two of those years I suffered from anorexia. Is my period ever going to return? I am still under 21..

Not sure: It may not. The changes which occur to cause someone to stop having periods sometimes last a long time. Even if behaviors change there can be a long lag until the body gets itself organized (sort of speak) to have periods again. This can be very serious and can cause some serious consequences to your health (weakened bones, heart disease) and you should see a specialist to treat those aspects, which are more important that the actual periods coming. Time in this case makes a big difference and you want to get treated asap! ...Read more

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Could binge eating also stop a woman's period like anorexia nervosa?

Yes: All eating disorders can have this result in some sufferers. It may be more common in anorexia or patients who undertake excessive exercise or purging behaviors, but up to 20% of bulimics report it. Here's good info: http://www. Eatingdisordersonline. Com/medical/amenorrhea.Php
find good specialized psychotherapy - it works! Best wishes and get this controlled! ...Read more

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I had anorexia from @ 25-26 yrs my period stopped 2 years. Started again @ 30 yrs. Now it goes for 10 days. Could it be hormonal? What could it be?

I had anorexia from @ 25-26 yrs my period stopped 2 years. Started again @ 30 yrs. Now it goes for 10 days. Could it be hormonal? What could it be?

It depends: It depends on several things, including whether your anorexia has resolved or not. Also, some women do not have menstrual periods on certain birth control pills. Talk with your own doctor about your personal situation -- that's the best route to finding an answer because s/he knows you, and can examine you also. ...Read more

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My sister just turned 16 and she suffered from anorexia nervosa, but now when she got her period will she be able to grow taller?

My sister just turned 16 and she suffered from anorexia nervosa, but now when she got her period will she be able to grow taller?

Growing taller: Unfortunately - while an can stunt growth - her final height will depend on whether her growth plates in her long bones have closed. Generally by age 16 the plates have closed and your final height is set. Her menses will definately be influenced by an since the hormones needed - estrogen and Progesterone are made from food. ...Read more

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@ a normal weight (bmi 18.5) now after recovering from anorexia (bmi 15.9) but my period isn't cmg bck? Any suggestions on diet? Eg. soybeans?

@ a normal weight (bmi 18.5) now after recovering from anorexia (bmi 15.9) but my period isn't cmg bck? Any suggestions on diet? Eg. soybeans?

Best go LCHF, study:: Http://goo. Gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo. Gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo. Gl/ubDC9h, http://goo. Gl/RPGWXs, http://goo. Gl/LG8tKl, http://goo. Gl/cypKOp, http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6, http://NuSI. Org, http://goo. Gl/Z8g5US, http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX, http://goo. Gl/XIpLFY, http://goo. Gl/XjgiP6 & my answers on HealthTap for much better understanding & ideas. Doubt soybeans of any help. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with anorexia not too long ago. My nurse told me I was in starvation mode. So what happens if I continue to restrict after this period is over? Unable to lose or gain for a couple of weeks while still low cal diet

I was diagnosed with anorexia not too long ago. My nurse told me I was in starvation mode. So what happens if I continue to restrict after this period is over? Unable to lose or gain for a couple of weeks while still low cal diet

Hmmm....: A person suffering starvation who continues to restrict calories will continue to be in starvation. Her body will deteriorate and her organs will fail at some point, with the end result being death by starvation. Of course, what actually happens in one particular person will depend on the calories eaten, the calories used, the non-caloric nutritional abnormalities, her underlying disorders, etc... ...Read more

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5'2" 85lbs adolescent medicine doc diagnosed me with anorexia just because never period and some dulcolax, 1000 calories a day. False diagnosis?

5'2" 85lbs adolescent medicine doc diagnosed me with anorexia just because never period and some dulcolax, 1000 calories a day. False diagnosis?

Anorexia Nervosa: Is the #1 diagnosis in a girl with calorie restriction, purging & primary amenorrhea, no 1st period by 16. To maintain your low BMI at 85 lbs. Requires 1780 calories/day. To gain 1 lb./week requires 2280 calories/day. As Dr. F. said, AN can kill you, so your parents must insure you get medical & mental health care or face charges of medical neglect, as your MD would be obligated to report to CPS. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat the fish, chicken and pork fats and skin? Attempting LCHF to restore period after anorexia now... (bmi 18.5)

Is it healthy to eat the fish, chicken and pork fats and skin? Attempting LCHF to restore period after anorexia now... (bmi 18.5)

Not LCHF: Trusted experts would advise against this diet and recommend frequent (5-6) meals daily, nutrient rich foods: whole grains bread/cereal/pasta; dairy; lean protein; nuts, healthy smoothies/shakes; snacking on nuts, cheese, peanut butter; adding cheese or milk to soups/stews; occasional pie with ice cream! ...Read more

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How would you know if your periods have stopped from anorexia?

Anorexia: Usually you need at least 17% body fat to menstruate. The ovaries need to be able to secrete estrogen. The estrogen eventually stimulates growth of the endometrium (uterine lining) which is eventually shed. If you have an eating problem and your periods have stopped - please tell your physician now. You need help. ...Read more

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Can anorexia lead to more frequent periods instead of loss of periods?

What Else Going On??: Well, in this big, wide, whacky Universe, anything is possible--and there are reports here and there about that, but in the vast majority it goes the other way. And, hey, who knows, maybe there's something else going on inside you and that would be a double whammy on your body and psyche. So if that's the case, get it checked out and also see if you can get some counseling/treatment for the eating thing ...Read more

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