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Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Overview)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least 3 consecutive menstrual periods.


Dr. Robert Lang
609 Doctors shared insights

Amenorrhea (Overview)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least 3 consecutive menstrual periods.


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How to treat amenorrhea?

How to treat amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: First you need to diagnose amenorrhea. What causes it? First concern is a pregnancy., so do a pregnancy test. If it has been prolonged it could be pco syndrome, hypothyroidism, anemia, malnutrition, anovulation. Each of these conditions requires a extensive work-up and plan in order to treat. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have amenorrhea?

Probably not: It could be something serious but probably not. However, if it continues it will lead to premature bone loss and that could become serious after several years. ...Read more

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16 year old with Crohn's disease, treated with estrogen patch for primary amenorrhea. How long before breast development and periods?

16 year old with Crohn's disease, treated with estrogen patch for primary amenorrhea. How long before breast development and periods?

No first period?: If the md has "worked up" the diagnosis and is using an adequate amount of estrogen in either pill or patch, then development should occur within six months and periods when Progesterone is added. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some possible causes and treatment of primary amenorrhea?

Many: Hi. To name a few, Turner's syndrome, testicular feminization, fragile X syndrome, other rare, genetic conditions, childhood pituitary tumors, etc. ...Read more

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What are treatments of primary amenorrhea?

Many: It is very important to get a full work up for primary amenorrhea. Depending on the etiology tx can vary from: observation to surgical treatment. Work up and etiologies can vary depending on the pts age. ...Read more

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What are some possible cures of primary amenorrhea?

No one always works: There are many unrelated causes for primary amenorrhea so the cause must be determined to find out if there is a cure. ...Read more

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Primary amenorrhea. Have any treatment to get pregnancy. Have done laporoscopy. Dnormas discj. Primary amenorrhea2 mullerian dysgenosis?

Primary amenorrhea. Have any treatment to get pregnancy. Have done laporoscopy. Dnormas discj. Primary amenorrhea2 mullerian dysgenosis?

Possible by IVF: Normal pregnancy is possible if no uterine abnormality with hormonal manipulation (administration) where ovulation is absent, if tubes are absent, has normal uterus is possible, you need fertility expert, to make you ovulate, harvest, and by ivf. Speak to your doctor, good luck. ...Read more

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How to know if I have post pill amenorrhea?

Can happen in nl too: Exclude other causes such as pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and ovarian diseases.
Use gynecologist and endocrinologist if continues. PPA is relatively common though. In normal women. ...Read more

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How can I trigger a period naturally and safely? Don't want to go back on birth control for adult amenorrhea and low estrogen.

How can I trigger a period naturally and safely? Don't want to go back on birth control for adult amenorrhea and low estrogen.

Need diagnosis: First, you need to find out why you are not having peroids. It could be due to a problem with your pituitary gland or your ovaries. Once the cause is known, then the treatment will be known. See a gynecologist or and endocrinologist for testing. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What can cause primary amenorrhea in 16 year old? Genetic testing normal. Some breast budding. Has crohn's. Starting treatment with estrogen patches.

Primary amenorrhea: If not pregnant, primary amenorrhea at this age is most likely due to your crohn's disease. Other causes are related to primary hormonal dysfunction, especial lack of estrogen and Progesterone hormones. ...Read more

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If primary amenorrhea goes on untreated in my mid 30's, it's not necessarily a health risk, is it?

If primary amenorrhea goes on untreated in my mid 30's, it's not necessarily a health risk, is it?

Depends: It depends on why you have amenorrhea. For instance women with polycystic ovaries, may be at a greater long term risk of endometrial cancer. Women who have congenital absence of of the uterus may have primary amenorrhea. There are multiple other reasons for primary amenorrhea. If you have not been evaluated then you should see a gyn md. ...Read more

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What is amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: Is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age. ...Read more

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What causes amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: Pregnancy is one cause of amenorrhea.
How long since you last period?
When did you last see your gynecologist?

Early menopause does occur but infrequently.

Again, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is oligo-amenorrhea?

What is oligo-amenorrhea?

Too few periods: Oligo- means few (or little); menorrhea describes menses, or periods. So oligomenorrhea means having too few periods, usually defined as 6 or fewer in 1 year. A- means no, so amenorrhea means no periods. ...Read more

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What's secondary amenorrhea?

Peroids stop: Primary amenorrhea is when a woman never had a period. If she has had periods and then they stop that is secondary amenorrhea. ...Read more

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What is secondary amenorrhea?

What is secondary amenorrhea?

Lack of periods..: Anytime after you had periods as teenager.

Most common cause is pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can you get amenorrhea twice?

Can you get amenorrhea twice?

Lots more than tha: Amenorrhea means that you are not having your period, there are lots of causes of not having periods including pregnancy. If you get pregnant 5 times you have had amenorrhea 5 times. ...Read more

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What are the causes of amenorrhea?

Pregnancy first!!: Must rule out pregnancy first! If no menses prior (called primary amenorrhea) abve age 15yrs, then anatomical causes also must be considered (lack of uterus, blood flow blockage, etc). If menses took place prior (called secondary amenorrhea) then hormonal causes such as elevated prolactin, testosterone or low thyroid should be considered. Significant weight loss also possible. Talk with your pcp. ...Read more

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Is secondary amenorrhea dangerous?

Not directly: The loss of periods (amenorrhea) itself is not dangerous, but the cause can be. If due to primary ovarian failure ("premature menopause") you can get early osteoporosis. If due to pcos, it increases the risk of endometrial cancer and diabetes. ...Read more

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Can amenorrhea be due to undereating?

Sometmes: In anorexia nervosa, with severe undereating, there is not enough adipose tissue to convert endogenous testosterone to estradiol, so that the testosterone affects the pituitary's release of fsh and lh and amenorrhea ensues. Cj glueck md. ...Read more

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Has any one ever heard of amenorrhea?

Absense of menses: Term referrs to not getting periods for greater then 3 months in a row. If you had normal periods, then develop amenorrhea, check for pregnancy first (most common cause). Other causes could be due to excessive exercise or excessive dieting. Some women with pcos develop amenorrhea. If you never had a period, may have a problem with anatomy or pituitary. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

No periods: If you had periods, and now you don't, you could be pregnant, or you could have a hormone abnormality from the pituitary, or hypothyroidism. Women who exercise excessively sometimes stop having periods, or women with anorexia nervosa who get too thin. ...Read more

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How would you trrat secondary amenorrhea?

Hormone challenge: The first step would be to perform a full history and physical exam at the gyn md's office, and rule out pregnancy. If there is no pregnancy, attempt to determine the cause by an initial Progesterone challenge with a pill for 10 days to "induce withdrawal bleeding". If that fails, other studies may be done including a pelvic ultrasound and ancillary blood testing.. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

Get evaluated: Amenorrhea is not normal, can cause osteoporosis and affect your well being, besides afecting fertility. First, a pregnancy test should be done and then other tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do if secondary amenorrhea?

See a GYN for tests: If your brain isn't signalling for an egg release from your ovary, you won't have a signal for your periods either; that's usually the cause of amenorrhea. Often it's a hormonal imbalance--Thyroid, Prolactin, LH, FSH, Hcg should be checked. Your doctor can also induce a period as well w/ OCPs. If you've NEVER had a period, you should get an US to make sure you have normal uterus/vagina/ovaries. ...Read more