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Missed period. what are possible reasons?

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Dr. James Chu answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Hormonal, anatomic: Secondary amenorrhea refers to absence of menstruation, after previous onset at normal age. Anatomic exam and scans (ultrasound or ct) can assess for obstructive processes. Hormonal testing can assess for thyroid dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction, excessive prolactin, and excessive androgens (either from ovary or adrenal) among others. These hormone problems interfere with regular menstruation.

Answered 5/16/2016

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Dr. Brad Eilerman answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Missed period: Pregnany, thyroid dysfunction, elevated prolactin, premature ovarian failure, pituitary disease, abnormal weight gain and/or loss, among other reasons.

Answered 10/24/2017

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Dr. Brian Nguyen answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. Could also be menopause at your age

Answered 5/24/2015

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