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What are the causes of amenorrhea?

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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 uterus, blood flow blockage, etc). If menses took place prior (called secondary amenorrhea) then hormonal causes such as elevated prolactin, testosterone or low thyroid should be considered. Significant weight loss also possible. Talk with your pcp.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Endocrinology 52 years experience
The most common cause of secondary amenorrhea, periods stop after a previous history of periods, is stress, physical (illness, injury, poor nutrition, weight loss, too much exercise, and others,) and emotional stress.
Jan 3, 2013
Dr. Joseph Peter
Adolescent Medicine 41 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Amenorrhea is absence of menses.Causes are many such as genetic, endocrine, structural, environmental, psychological and most of all pregnancy must be ruled out.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Amenorrhea: Pregnancy is one cause of amenorrhea. How long since you last period? When did you last see your gynecologist? Early menopause does occur but infrequently. Again, please see your gynecologist.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What could be the cause of the primary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Several : It could just be late puberty, but it could be a pituitary problem (like prolactin over secretion or pituitary hormone deficiencies), an ovarian problem (like turners syndrome) or a structural problem (like congenital absence if the uterus). Depending on age and family history, a thorough work up should be done.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What causes primary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
Variety of problems: Primary amenorrhea can stem from a variety of causes. These range from problems with the uterus and or outflow tract, to problems with the brain regulation of the ovaries or problems with the ovaries themselves, to amenorrhea due to too little body fat or too excessive stress. Some girls will simply have delayed puberty without any identifiable cause as well. Girls who have not started sexual development by the age of 14 or have not had menstrual cycles by the age of 16 merit evaluation by an endocrinologist.
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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