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Q. I have irregular periods with thyroid problem. Kindly suggest a solution.

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 21, 2021 and last reviewed on: Feb 20, 2021

Hello doctor,

I have an issue with irregular periods. I am 18 years old and have had my period for five years. I am 170 cm tall and weigh 62.5 kg. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and I am not sure if that affects my period though I take my medication regularly (25 mg Euthyrox). I have not experienced other symptoms. Also, I am sexually active, and the only time I have not used protection is sex during the period. My periods are irregular, and my cycles tend to last for seven to eight days, but they often vary. For example, my current one is already on the 42nd day. I am worried and would appreciate your opinion and advice.

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Hello,

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You are a teenager. Still, the reproductive system is under developing stage, so that periods can be irregular in teenagers. But thyroid issues can also be the cause of irregular periods.

In patients having thyroid pathology, its fluctuating levels can affect periods, early pregnancy, fetal or baby development, metabolism, heat, and cold intolerance. So you need to have a complete check on thyroid levels. Its fluctuation could affect you all over.

Have a balanced diet to maintain your weight and BMI. Take complete treatment for any health issue you have. In the future, if instead of maintaining thyroid levels, symptoms persist after 21 years of age, you will need a hormonal blood profile.


The Probable causes:

Hypothyroidism.

Investigations to be done:

TFT (thyroid function test). Hormonal profile if symptoms persist even after maintaining thyroid level.


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