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are there any natural treatments for amenorrhrea due to anovulation?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Remedies for periods: Not having a period can be a sign of early pregnancy, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalance such as pco, prolonged use of birth control, stress, too much exercise, anorexia etc. If you have spoken with your doctor and they say this is just one anovulation period, natural supplements that balance hormones are vitex , oil of primrose (better for progesterone).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
First : First see your doctor to determine if a treatable cause for your amenorrhrea can be identified. One potential adjunct to your treatment can be acupuncture.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: It is always wise to determine and address the underlying cause. Dr. Patel gave a good list of potential causes so it is wise to have your doctor assess for those. Sometimes no cause is obvious and natural therapies like acupuncture, herbs and homeopathy can help. Please get checked for thyroiditis; thyroid problems are a common factor. See https://tinyurl.com/y7a9rjor for good information.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does exercise induce amenorrhea?

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Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Excessive - yes: Excessive exercise and stress are known to induce amenorrhea via a mechanism involving the brain and the pituitary gland within it. This is particularly a problem in teenage girls who take part in competitive sports or long distance running (or have eating disorders), where such can lead to loss of bone mineral density due to relative estrogen deficiency, and even fractures.
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Is amenorrhea a result of anorexia?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Women losing weight significantly and rapidly can loose their periods and develop amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is a well recognized consequence of anorexia.
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What is primary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
No period by age 16: 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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What kinds of tests are available that can help diagnose why I have secondary amenorrhea?

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Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
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.
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Which doctor should be consulted for the problem of primary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: Your primary care physician should always be consulted. She/he then might send you to an obgyn or endocrinologist for further workup.

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