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Do folic acid pills cause amenorrhea?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Take Folic Acid will not cause periods to stop.

In brief: No

Take Folic Acid will not cause periods to stop.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Folic acid helpful!

If your brain isn't signalling for an egg release from your ovary, you won't have a signal for your periods either; that's usually the cause of amenorrhea.
Often it's a hormonal imbalance--Thyroid, Prolactin, LH, FSH, Hcg should be checked. Your doctor can also induce a period as well w/ OCPs. If you've NEVER had a period, you should get an US to make sure you have normal uterus/vagina/ovaries.

In brief: Folic acid helpful!

If your brain isn't signalling for an egg release from your ovary, you won't have a signal for your periods either; that's usually the cause of amenorrhea.
Often it's a hormonal imbalance--Thyroid, Prolactin, LH, FSH, Hcg should be checked. Your doctor can also induce a period as well w/ OCPs. If you've NEVER had a period, you should get an US to make sure you have normal uterus/vagina/ovaries.
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