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Would my low iron cause me to have bleeding for a month for my period?

Would my low iron cause me to have bleeding for a month for my period?

No: It is likely that your month long period(s)are causing your low iron. Your period(s) are abnormal. There are many reasons for this, and is affected by age, number of babies, hormonal imbalance tumors in the uterus just to name a few. I would recommend yousee your gynecologist. . ...Read more

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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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I have been bleeding for the past month, i thought my period cycle changing but that's not it, i was doing some researc and i think could be low iron?

I have been bleeding for the past month, i thought my period cycle changing but that's not it, i was doing some researc and i think could be low iron?

Not likely: Low iron is not likely responsible for your continuous menstrual bleeding. You may become iron-deficient as a result of your continued blood loss from menstruation, but low iron itself is not the cause of your ongoing menstrual bleeding. You may want to see your ob/gyn to determine why your menstrual cycles are irregular. If you can regulate these cycles, you can potentially reduce loss of iron. ...Read more

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I bleed a lot during my period so this led to me having iron defiency last year. It got better but now I feel slightly dizzy again when I walk. Why?

I bleed a lot during my period so this led to me having iron defiency last year. It got better but now I feel slightly dizzy again when I walk. Why?

Period: The fact that you were treated for anemia with symptom resolution last year does not mean it can't happen again especially if you are still experiencing heavy periods. See your doctor again. Good health. ...Read more

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Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come?

Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come?

Period causes anemia: Your period is more likely to cause anemia by leading to heavy bleeding. The fact that you have low iron despite not having a period is perplexing and you should consult with a doctor about irregular periods. Regardless, you may benefit from hormonal control with a birth control method and an iron supplement. Would be happy to consult with you on this. ...Read more

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I constantly have low iron levels, could this cause my body to not waste the blood or iron for my period?

I constantly have low iron levels, could this cause my body to not waste the blood or iron for my period?

Yes and no: If you have low blood iron, body tries to absorb more from the intestine, but it cannot keep from losing iron in the menstrual blood. If you iron is low due to excessive menstrual blood loss, you may wish to take oral iron supplements available over the counter. ...Read more

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I'm 38 & have low iron stores. My period only lasts for 2 days and is heavy for first day then lighter the on last. Could this be caused by low iron ?

I'm 38 & have low iron stores. My period only lasts for 2 days and is heavy for first day then lighter the on last. Could this be caused by low iron ?

Bleeding: The low iron could be the result of blood loss from your periods, although the bleeding does not seem excessive. The low iron would not cause menstrual irregularities. DrG ...Read more

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Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?

Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?

No: Anemia does not stop a period, the period makes anemia worse, anemia does not cause infertility. Irregular cycles can be heavier and cause anemia, considering the pill will help the anemia, and you need your blood in pregnancy, you may ovulate more regularly the if you take the pill a few months and stop. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is iv iron indicated? Heavy, long periods of bleeding. Iron sat 4%, uibc 421, tibc 440,fe 19, hct 28.3%, hgb 8.6. Low Mchc,mch. Very symptomatic. Help

Is iv iron indicated? Heavy, long periods of bleeding. Iron sat 4%, uibc 421, tibc 440,fe 19, hct 28.3%, hgb 8.6. Low Mchc,mch. Very symptomatic. Help

Appropriate: Treatment with IV iron is appropriate, however, you need to consult a doctor to get that. In the mean time you should take oral iron supplement with multivitamins and that may over a year or so restore your iron status. ...Read more

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