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can doctors prescribe birth control pills for women with primary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Maybe: Whether or not your doctor will want to prescribe birth control pills for you depends on the cause of your primary amenorrhea. You should see a doctor to determine whether you are not having periods because of hormones, anatomy, or another cause. This will guide treatment of your amenorrhea and help determine your best contraceptive options.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Yes: Depending on the findings during medical workup, a women with amenorrhea can be prescribed ocp such as in the case of pcos. Of course pregnancy, hypothyroidism, high prolactin and hypogonadism must be ruled out.

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