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How do you help someone with amenorrhea get back on a regular schedule?

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Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends on cause: There are many causes of amenorrhea, and thus treatment depends on cause. If due to pcos, then weight loss, exercise, lifestyle change and medications can help. If due to athlete's triad (underweight), then increasing body fat percentage may help. If due to other hormonal (thyroid, prolactin, androgen, etc), or anatomic causes (pituitary, ovaries, uterus, etc), then need to address specific issue.
Answered on May 19, 2015
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Translation PCOS= polycystic ovary syndrome- lay people may not be familiar with the abbreviation...
Apr 1, 2012

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