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What is primary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Susan Wingo answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

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 physical changes such as a growth spurt, hair growth in the pubic and underarm areas, and breast development.

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Dr. Joseph Peter answered

Specializes in Adolescent Medicine

Menarche [ menstrual cycle] is one of the latest signs of puberty .Primary amenorrhea is absence of menarche with normal pubertal development.

Answered Oct 2, 2013

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Dr. Brian Nguyen answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.

Answered May 25, 2015

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