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Irregular periods, anemia, taking medication for it, stopped. Causes for irregular cycles?

I need to ask something related to gynecology . can i get help please ? i have irregular period , im not married , iam 21 and i have anemia and i got treatment for it about an year ago and then i stopped taking the medicine for it , and since that time my period is not irregular . so do that happen cuz of anemia or cuz of what ?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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Hello there..

If you are suffering with irregular periods, it clearly indicates that your menstrual cycle has lost its balance. Actually, most irregular periods are benign and don’t cause any complications for your health.
Anaemia can lead irregular periods and chronic illl health. You should get your heamoglobin test repeated and if its less than 10g% then do start oral iron. Besides take a good diet with green leafy vegetables, jaggery, water melon, meat .

Other causes which you need to get ruled out for irregular periods are :
Polycystic ovarian syndrome - also known as PCOS, or the Stein-Leventhal Syndrome. Many cysts (small, fluid filled sacs) develop in the ovaries. It is a condition characterized by irregular or no periods, obesity, acne(pimples), and excess hair growth.

Extreme weight loss. Low body weight is a common cause of irregular or missed periods.

Extreme weight gain. Obesity may sometimes cause menstrual problems.

Emotional stress and anxiety

Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia can lead to hormone imbalances, resulting in irregular or missed periods.

Endurance exercises - endurance athletes, such as those that compete in marathons, may have irregular or missed periods.

Thyroid disorder - irregular periods may be caused by a thyroid disorder. The thyroid gland produces hormones that affect our bodies' metabolism. So get your Serum TSH levels estimated to rule out thyroid disorders.
Increased Serum prolactin levels which is another hormone which can alter menstrual cycles.
Emdometriosis - this is a condition in which cells that are normally found inside the uterus (endometrial cells) are found growing outside it. That is, the lining of the inside of the uterus is found outside of it. Endometrial cells are the cells that shed every month during menstruation, and so endometriosis is most likely to affect women during their childbearing years. The cellular growth is not cancerous, but benign. Though there are not always symptoms, it can be painful and lead to other problems.

So i suggest you should meet up a gynecologist personally for this problem. Get your ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis along with blood tests for estimating levels of certain hormones if they are in normal range. These include Serum TSH, Prolactin, LH, FSH and testosterone levels.

Your treatment will depend on the cause. Dont worry. All these conditions can be treated completely.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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