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Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and long periods?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism and can prolong your period making it lasts longer and heavier.

In brief: Yes

Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism and can prolong your period making it lasts longer and heavier.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Hypothyroidism

Absolutely. Thyroid labs are very appropriate here.

In brief: Hypothyroidism

Absolutely. Thyroid labs are very appropriate here.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Dr. Brad Eilerman
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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Possibly

Thyroid problems can definitely throw off your periods, however, make sure that fibroids and other hormone abnormalities are not also throwing things off.
Check random urine iodine to make sure you have enough iodine.

In brief: Possibly

Thyroid problems can definitely throw off your periods, however, make sure that fibroids and other hormone abnormalities are not also throwing things off.
Check random urine iodine to make sure you have enough iodine.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Dr. Su Fairchild
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