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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