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<br>Have hypo active thyroid and was in menopause stage, started bleeding. Is it due to stress?<br>

I am a 54 year old female with an hypo-active thyroid ...I have started my period and its been 22 months since my last...I have been bleeding for 5 days , regular flow, I have recently moved across Canada and have been under a lot of stress and have not been taking my meds correctly for my thyroid...I have had a thyroid condition for over 30 years..
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Hi there, thanks for asking. As you mentioned, there is a relationship between taking irregular thyroid medication and menstrual abnormality. Shortage of thyroid hormone could cause heavy menstruation. Stress can also contribute to bleeding since it changes the level of gonadotropines secreted from the brain. It is important to know that every bleeding at this age should be investigated by your doctor to see if other conditions are found. Thyroid medication should be decreased after checking the thyroid function. I wish for you the best health.
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