Home » Browse Health Topics » Missed Period » Can iron deficiency anemia cause missed periods?
Can iron deficiency anemia cause missed periods?
Dear Ask The Doctor:
I had sex with my boyfriend at the end of May, I was completely off my period, I had it that month on the 8th through 12th, my periods don't last long but they are very heavy. I am not on birth control, and when we had sex he did not cum no where near the vagina. When it came to June I did not get my period, I had very bad cramps near the 8th but I didn't get it and I had no spotting, my boyfriend told me to wait til July. Now that it's July I still haven't gotten it, I somewhat got cramps around the 8th, but I haven't gotten anything no spotting, nothing. I'm not sure if I should worry, I haven't had signs of pregnancy either, so I really don't know what it could be. Also, I was diagnosed with Iron Deficiency Anemia at the end of June, can that be the cause of my missed periods? Or is it something else?
Answer:Deficiency of iron could be the cause for your missed periods. From your description you do not seem to be pregnant, however, you may take a home pregnancy test for confirmation. Iron supplements along with a diet rich in iron including green vegetables and fruits like spinach, broccoli, raisins, dates, figs, banana, liver and kidney meat etc. may help improve your iron levels.
Have a Question? Ask The Doctor Here.
Sign In to join in the conversation.
Missed periods and pregnancy concern
I skipped a period, but am negative on two pregnancy tests. What should be my next course of action because my next p...
I am 23 not getting periods as due date was
I am 23 not getting periods as due date was 2 march and also feeling very weak and doesnt feel like eating anything a...
No period, not pregnant
I am 19 Years old and still do not have a regular period. Without birth control sometimes I do not get one at all. I ...
Last month I missed my period
Last month I missed my period and this month still no period yet am still waiting but its Like my breast are a littl...
Missed Period, Never Had Sex
My period is 30 days late. I've never had sex and am not really experiencing many symptoms of pregnancy except for bl...
In the last month I have taken two week long
In the last month I have taken two week long trips (one two tine zones over), and have been worried about interviews...
Irregular periods - need help
Hi Doc, I am suffering form irregular periods. I had done sonography 1.5 years back and have pcod symptoms. For irre...
I have missed my periods since 17 days
I have missed my periods since 17 days.n i have got lump in my left breast since a week n its really paining badly.al...
Hi Doc I'm 25 years old and my last period w...
Hi Doc I'm 25 years old and my last period was from the 29th january 2015 till 3rd march 2015 , today it already t...
Missing period .cyst ovary
Hello, I have a problem with the cycle menstrual.jam 31 years old., my child have done so in vitro.8 months after bir...
You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.
- Board Certified GP
- CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
- Adjunct Professor at U Of T
Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.
- Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Director ATD Health Network Inc.
- Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA