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corinne - May 18

So I took a test this morning which came out BFN. I don't feel pregnant. I'm wondering if I can count those the nights of spotting I've had as a af. Because since January my af's have been abnormal not so much irregular meaning I do bleed around when I'm suppose to but there hasn't been much blood every time since January. Like in Febraury my af only lasted two days and was very light. April lasted about four days and still was not a lot of blood. What I'm wondering is if my anemia could be making my af's very light to where they are abnormal and I don't bleed a lot. What do you think???

 

linds99 - May 18

Do you know for sure you are anemic? I have never read that being anemic can cause lighter periods...but maybe it is possible if your body doesen't have enough oxygen and iron to produce more blood, your body may be storing it? Just a thought? Do you have pale skin color, fatigue, irritability, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, sore tongue, brittle nails, decreased appet_te, headache in the front of the head? Iron deficiency is a decrease in the amount of red cells in the blood caused by having too little iron and is caused by a diet insufficient in iron or from blood loss. Some people with iron deficiency anemia always feel cold since iron plays a role in regulating the body's temperature. Are you cold? Also, Iron-deficient people tire easily because their bodies are starved for oxygen. You could have anemia becuase your body is also not properly absorbing or has enough Vitamin C. But I found on the internet that inadequate daily intake of iron, pregnancy, growth spurts or blood loss due to heavy period or internal bleeding can cause anemia. Women also lose iron more frequently than men because of the blood loss during menstruation. Vegetarians are also at risk of developing anemia because they don't eat meat, (especially red meat) which is high in iron. However, vegetarians don't always develop anemia. There are many vegetables that contain iron (such as broccoli and spinach). If your diet is high in iron, you probably won't be anemic. Iron can be found in red meat, liver, raisins, spinach, broccoli, and egg yolks.

 

corinne - May 18

I know all about anemia I started to research it when I was diagnosed with it last year some time. I still have it because my body does not produce enough iron and my hemoglobin count was lower than what it should be.

 

linds99 - May 18

If you know you have anemia, are you on meds or are you making a conscious effort to eat things with more vitamin c and vegetables high in iron to not be anemic?? Not to judge you or anything, but it would only be better for a baby if you were pregnant for you not to have anemia...because if you have low iron, so does your baby. What does your doctor think? As for your lack of periods, that could also be caused by annovulation.

 

corinne - May 18

I take iron pills along with prenatal vitamins every day as told by my doctor. I eat a lot of red meat and have vegetables every night for dinner as a side dish I have a chart on my fridge that gives tells me what foods have the best iron supplement in them. I have been very coscious about my eating and everything else. I don't really think that I can put pregnancy symptoms in perspective because they match up quite well with anemia symptoms. Which I haven't been paying much attention to now that I realize that my anemia can be causing all my symptoms. Which I do get quite often. I also just realized this, could my af's be so light because of the depo shot that I was on. I had my Last shot in october of last year. Which lasted three months. So Starting January my af's have been really light. Could the depo be the cause of my odd mestrual cycles?

 

corinne - May 18

I think I need to hold off on the baby making until I get my anemia taken care of and it goes away which my doctor said that some people can't get rid of it so I hope I can since I have had it for a year now if not longer. I was only diagnosed with it last year.

 

linds99 - May 18

Good that you are doing what the doctor says, perhaps you are on your way to reversing the issue. At any rate, I am not too sure about the side effects of Deprovera...my cousin had it last year and she got a bloody, long menses from it...so I don't know? (If you aren't preggers, I would call your doctor today if you can and alert him you are several days late, got a negative pregnancy test and that you spotted" last week and need to make sure this was a period. He can check your blood to tell if you have base on FSH levels...and other hormones.

 

corinne - May 18

Good idea I think that would be the best solution for me.

 

corinne - May 18

Oh I was on the shot and my first during my first three i just had one big bloody show then it started working properly and only got af every three months. Which was just a really light af everytime. So that's why I was wondering if the depo could be causing my odd cycles.

 

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