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Is it excess iron intake causing my heavy periods?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Iron supplementation will not cause a heavy period.
Often periods are so heavy that they cause anemia and iron supplementation will be prescribed. You should discuss treatment options for heavy periods with your obgyn.

In brief: No
Iron supplementation will not cause a heavy period.
Often periods are so heavy that they cause anemia and iron supplementation will be prescribed. You should discuss treatment options for heavy periods with your obgyn.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Iron makes new blood
Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests.
Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.

In brief: Iron makes new blood
Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests.
Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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