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What Could Excess Weight Loss With Delay In Periods Indicate?

I am 17 and 5ft7, i have been losing weight since december (8.7stone-7.7stone) and no one knows why i have seen two doctors and had bloods taken and checked for celiac and anaemia, they came back negative, i am still losing the weight and i have not been able to eat properly in months, i am now currently late on my period, could it ben because i have lost too much weight?
Sat, 24 Nov 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

It could be anaemia because you are having delayed periods. Excessive weight loss commonly occurs due to hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).

Weight loss can also occur due to developing malignancy(cancer), untreated viral infections like HPV, HIV/AIDS or even Diabetes Mellitus.

Visit ER, get physically examined, get all investigations done to get evaluated & treated at the earliest.

In the meantime maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay away from addictions if any, do regular exercises, take green leafy veggies, fruits & berries rich in iron.

Take mineral supplements along with your regular diet.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman 's  Response
HI and Welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your question and here is my advice.
Yes weight loss and stress can cause amenorrhoea. Ho we'ver we should look for the causes of weight loss .Such a significant weght loss need a detlied evaluation. So get in touch with your doctor to look for the reason of weight loss .
Reason may include get probelms , infections, hormone problems , or rarely tumours .So we always need to work for it.
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What Could Excess Weight Loss With Delay In Periods Indicate?

Hi, It could be anaemia because you are having delayed periods. Excessive weight loss commonly occurs due to hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Weight loss can also occur due to developing malignancy(cancer), untreated viral infections like HPV, HIV/AIDS or even Diabetes Mellitus. Visit ER, get physically examined, get all investigations done to get evaluated & treated at the earliest. In the meantime maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay away from addictions if any, do regular exercises, take green leafy veggies, fruits & berries rich in iron. Take mineral supplements along with your regular diet. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Nupur K, General & Family Physician