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Menstrual cycle has become slightly irregular and heavier, black bowels, lightheadedness with fatigue. Anything to worry ?

My menstrual cycle has become slightly irregular (a week or two late or early) and seems heavier than before. I also am having very black bowel movements and lightheadedness along with fatigue . Is this something to be worried about? I am 32, 5 6, 110lbs. I also experience elevated appetite leading up to menstruation and then complete loss of appetite during.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Black stool can occur due to different causes such as : iron replacement medication or it can be related to the presence of blood in the stool.

If you are not currently using any iron replacement therapy then you may want to consider visiting your doctor for an evaluation to determine if there is any evidence of blood loss.

Blood loss would also result in fatigue because it can potentially cause anemia.

I hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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