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What should i do if secondary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Progesterone: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is synthetic Progesterone the 2nd of two female hormones with estrogen being the other. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is given to secondary amenorrhea patients to elicit withdrawal bleeding(period). It also helps to reduce the risk of endometrial hyperplasia/cancer in pcos and obese 40+ hypertensive patients at risk.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
See a GYN for tests: If your brain isn't signalling for an egg release from your ovary, you won't have a signal for your periods either; that's usually the cause of amenorrhea. Often it's a hormonal imbalance--Thyroid, Prolactin, LH, FSH, Hcg should be checked. Your doctor can also induce a period as well w/ OCPs. If you've NEVER had a period, you should get an US to make sure you have normal uterus/vagina/ovaries.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Lack of periods..: Anytime after you had periods as teenager. Most common cause is pregnancy!

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Whats secondary amenorrhea?

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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 42-year-old member asked:

Is secondary amenorrhea dangerous?

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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 early osteoporosis. If due to pcos, it increases the risk of endometrial cancer and diabetes.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you conceive when you have secondary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 46 years experience
2ndary infertility: Yes, but usually with special assistance and/or resolution of the central or hypothalamic-pituitary problem triggering the amenorhea. For example, excessive exercise is a cause of amenorrhea which will resolve with lighter exercise. Post-pill amenorrhea may take a variable time to resolve.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How would you trrat secondary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Denise Reeves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Secondary amenorrhea: There are several ways to treat secondary amenorrhea, but first one would need laboratory tests to diagnose the cause. Menopause, thyroid disease and pregnancy are two common causes of secondary amenorrhea, and can be diagnosed with a physical exam and blood tests.
A 46-year-old member asked:

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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