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Can slight anorexia cause problems with having children?

The summer between 8th and 9th grade i started eating REALLY badly. Eating a very small amount about once a day, sometimes twice a day. I started eating ‘okay’ once 9th grade began. Then I never stopped having my period. Then i became vegetarian for 16 months, and i didn’t take vitamin supplements or anything. I’m lactose intolerant, so i didn’t have much calcium during that whole time. As of 2 months ago i’m eating poultry again, eating more healthy, and taking vitamins everyday.

Could that period of my life where i didn’t eat well cause me problems with having children in the future if i continued to eat healthy until then and beyond?

I’m fifteen at the moment, and i plan on having kids in my early twenties.

Eating healthy is a great thing! What you done shouldnt cause you any problems having children, but if you ever suffer from a eating disorder for a long period of time it can weaken and possibly damage your heart and other important organs. Keep eating healthy this is a great advantage to your body and will increase your life span! If you ever feel like you are relapsing get help ASAP because sounds like you wanna have kids and its important to treat your body well to have them.

3 thoughts on “Can slight anorexia cause problems with having children?

  1. tactheemt says:

    Eating healthy is a great thing! What you done shouldnt cause you any problems having children, but if you ever suffer from a eating disorder for a long period of time it can weaken and possibly damage your heart and other important organs. Keep eating healthy this is a great advantage to your body and will increase your life span! If you ever feel like you are relapsing get help ASAP because sounds like you wanna have kids and its important to treat your body well to have them.
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  2. Pookie says:

    I’m 19 and plan on having children in a few years (like 4 or so). I was anorexic my 7,8,9,10 grades and have been a vegetarian since I was 14. I have never stopped having my period either and I am on birth control pills to keep them regular because they never have been. I have asked my doctor about being able to have kids and he says that I should not have a problem because I am healthy now and I have always had my period. As long as I keep my weight in a healthy range I should be fine, and you should be too.
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  3. purplegirl says:

    Aslong as your periods have gone back to normal and you are eating properly now there should be no residual effects from your previous behaviour.
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