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Is amenorrhea dangerous

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Not directly : The loss of periods (amenorrhea) itself is not dangerous, but the cause can be. If due to primary ovarian failure("premature menopause") you can get e... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not dangerous.: The first thing to make sure of is whether or not you are pregnant, so you should do a test or go to your doctor for one. The other common causes for ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Reassurance: This is treatable condition.!!! Just need to know reason for this. Please, be calm. Treatment will help. You will be ok. Follow with your doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Secondary amenorrhea: That depends entirely on what its secondary too. Severe wt loss with anorexia nervosa can be fatal. Estrogen levels, other physical illness etc. You ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Low Vit E: I dont know of any data showing a connection between vitamin e deficiency and amenorrha. Vitamin e is fat soluble and therefore is more prone to toxic... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
Amenorrhea: Is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Too few periods: Oligo- means few (or little); menorrhea describes menses, or periods. So oligomenorrhea means having too few periods, usually defined as 6 or fewer i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Peroids stop: Primary amenorrhea is when a woman never had a period. If she has had periods and then they stop that is secondary amenorrhea.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Lots more than tha: Amenorrhea means that you are not having your period, there are lots of causes of not having periods including pregnancy. If you get pregnant 5 time... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Pregnancy first !!: Must rule out pregnancy first ! if no menses prior (called primary amenorrhea) abve age 15yrs, then anatomical causes also must be considered (lack of... Read More

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