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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long does it take to recover from functional hypothalamic amenorrhea? had it from 2016-2019 (no periods, very low estrogen, osteopenia) from illness/low weight. periods now returned but hormonal imbalances, bleeding between, irregular,anovulation?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Assuming your health is now good and your weight is now normal, you can reasonably expect more regular and predictable cycles eventually, but it is unpredictable when that will occur. It is also possible that you may never become very regular. If you would like to conceive you may need to seek assistance from a fertility specialist and otherwise irregular bleeding can be managed medically.
Last updated Jan 17, 2022

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