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Are heavy periods something that can cause anemia?

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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
21 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Over time recurrent heavy periods can lead to iron deficiency which will lead to anemia.

In brief: Yes

Over time recurrent heavy periods can lead to iron deficiency which will lead to anemia.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Definitely! See a MD

If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids.
If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods!

In brief: Definitely! See a MD

If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids.
If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods!
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Absolutely.

Iron deficiency anemia due to heavy periods is the most common type of anemia we see.
Periods heavy enough to cause anemia should be evaluated by a gynecologist. There are a number of different causes and options for correcting the problem.

In brief: Absolutely.

Iron deficiency anemia due to heavy periods is the most common type of anemia we see.
Periods heavy enough to cause anemia should be evaluated by a gynecologist. There are a number of different causes and options for correcting the problem.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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