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You Asked: Will I get My Period Again?

Dear Sugar--

I lost weight and I lost my period as well. I know the danger of being infertile if I keep losing weight so now I'm gaining weight. Will I get my period again?

--Worried Winnie

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Dear Worried Winnie--

Losing weight can definitely affect your menstrual cycle. I'm wondering how much weight you lost. If you are at an unhealthy weight, or exercising way too much, your body will basically shut down certain functions to keep the important ones going. Your body also knows that if you are underweight and not getting the proper nutrition, there's no way you could grow a healthy fetus inside you.

Your body is telling you something by skipping periods, so I'm glad to hear that you are gaining weight again. Once your body gets back to a healthy weight for your body type, your period should come back again. I would definitely talk to your doctor and get some medical advice as well. They may be able to help you figure out how to reach your weight goal in a healthy way. Good luck Winnie.


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