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what is amenorrhea

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
Amenorrhea: Is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Big difference!: Amenorrhea means lack of menstruation for six months or more. Anemia means a low count of hemoglobin, the protein that transports oxygen in the blood ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Lack of periods..: Anytime after you had periods as teenager. Most common cause is pregnancy!
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed periods: Secondary amenorrhea is when you stop having periods after previously having them.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
No period by age 16: Primary amenorrhea describes a situation in which a girl does not have her first period by age 16. This may or may not be associated with lack of ph ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Had periods before: Secondary amenorrhea means a woman has had a menstrual period at least once and then stopped getting them. That's in contrast to primary amenorrhea in ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Some women...: ...Stop having their menstrual period for awhile after stopping their birth control pill. It's a side effect, yes.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends on cause: There are many causes of amenorrhea, and thus treatment depends on cause. If due to pcos, then weight loss, exercise, lifestyle change and medications ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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