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Might folic acid deficiency cause periods to stop?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics
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In brief: It shouldn't

Folate (folic acid) deficiency is associated with anemia (low hemoglobin, which is a protein in the red blood cells that carries oxygen.
) it is not a cause of amenorrhea. Far and away the most common cause of absent periods is pregnancy, but it can be cause by lots of other things, including hormonal imbalance.

In brief: It shouldn't

Folate (folic acid) deficiency is associated with anemia (low hemoglobin, which is a protein in the red blood cells that carries oxygen.
) it is not a cause of amenorrhea. Far and away the most common cause of absent periods is pregnancy, but it can be cause by lots of other things, including hormonal imbalance.
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