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Can an eating disorder itself delay or stop your periods?

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

If your body is stressed enough by the eating disorder, rapid or large weight loss or if you don't have enough body fat to aid in manufacture of female hormones, your periods may stop.
It is very important to seek medical help to diminish the longterm risks to your overall and gynecologic health.

In brief: Yes

If your body is stressed enough by the eating disorder, rapid or large weight loss or if you don't have enough body fat to aid in manufacture of female hormones, your periods may stop.
It is very important to seek medical help to diminish the longterm risks to your overall and gynecologic health.
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