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What is amenorrhea

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
Amenorrhea: Is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Amenorrhea is: Absence of menstrual period and completely different than anemia which is low number of red blood cells.
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
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Less or No periods: Oligo implies less frequent periods and women who do have a period are said to have amenorrhoea.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Missed periods: Secondary amenorrhea is when you stop having periods after previously having them.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Some women...: ...Stop having their menstrual period for awhile after stopping their birth control pill. It's a side effect, yes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
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
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: It's not the commonest situation, but absence of periods doesn't necessarily mean infertility.

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