• 8 months ago

    Should I be worried about iron deficiency?

    I had my period on May 13th- 18th and then 11 days later I had my period again on May 29th- June 4th and now 9 days later I have my period again on June 13th. I'm really irregular at the moment and my periods are very long and too close together. So should I be worried about iron deficiency? Or anything else because I'm menstruating so much?


  • 8 months ago

    RE: Should I be worried about iron deficiency?

    Hi it would be best to go see your gyno to sort at this problem your getting. OK

  • 8 months ago

    RE: Should I be worried about iron deficiency?

    It's time you saw your doctor about your abnormal vaginal bleeding to find out what's causing it and what can be done about it.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Should I be worried about iron deficiency?

    I would advise you to check with your health care provider to see if you may be anemic. Women can have iron deficiency anemia from frequent or heavy periods, but that doesn't mean you will. It's best to get checked. Personally, I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia because of regular but heavy periods. My first tell was an intense craving for ice and being really tired and weak. It was confirmed by blood work. Once i started taking iron supplements it resolved and I have much more energy.
  • RE: Should I be worried about iron deficiency?

    Dear fewquestions,

    Blood loss can cause iron deficiency, so its possible that irregular or heavy bleeding during your periods would cause this.

    However, why this is happening needs to be addressed. That's key to preventing future menstrual irregularities.

    The causes of irregular bleeding from your periods can include anything from stress- which alter your cycles, thyroid problems, uterine polyps or fibroids, etc.

    It’s important to see your PCP or GYN to get evaluated and to help you treat the underlying condition.

    In the meantime, you may want to consider a simple, safe remedy during the first few days of bleeding: Ginger.

    Ginger capsules containing 250 mg of dried ginger taken 3 times a day for 3 days, starting on the day you start bleeding, can help decrease the amount of blood loss. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and helps reduce blood loss in women with irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding.

    Dr Bruni