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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    Do iron infusions cause irregular periods during birth control?

I have a history of anemia. My iron stores have been low the past year or so. I started a low dose birth control pill that regulated my periods during the same time. Up until recently they have been very regular, with no change in iron levels. Now I have been bleeding for 45 days. Dr's are not sure why my levels never went up but they did infusions. Why all of a sudden is my period irregular again. Would the iron infusions contribute to this? Will they even work if my period does not stop?
Fri, 1 Mar 2019
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OBGYN 's  Response

Following is my reply:

1) No.
2) This is unlikely to cause irregular periods.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Soumya, OBGYN
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