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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is secondary amenorrhea dangerous?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 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.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

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.

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