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What is amenorrhea and how is it different from anemia?

What is amenorrhea and how is it different from anemia?

Big difference!: Amenorrhea means lack of menstruation for six months or more. Anemia means a low count of hemoglobin, the protein that transports oxygen in the blood streams. So the two conditions are completely different. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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17 years female of stunted growth with 1ry amenorrhea & no sexuall charcter ( high ESR & microcytic anemia )?

17 years female  of  stunted growth with 1ry amenorrhea & no sexuall charcter ( high ESR & microcytic anemia )?

Endocrinologist: There are so many possibilities for the cause. It is important that you consult with a reproductive endocrinologist to have the cause of your symptoms evaluated. Most gyn's are not trained to do this type of evaluation. ...Read more

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Whats 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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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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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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Any symptoms of anemia?

Any symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia. It can be harder to exercise and shortness of breath may come from anemia. ...Read more

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How is anemia measured?

Two measurements: The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells). This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 for men) are considered anemic. The second is hematocrit. This indicates the % of volume of blood taken up by red blood cells. Values <36 (42 for men) are considered anemic. Note: different labs might have slightly differing normal ranges. ...Read more

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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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Can you die from anemia?

Can you die from anemia?

Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. Hematocrits can fall to where o2 delivery is insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder due to severe anemia. Death can occur. If anemia develops slowly, patients can compensate to even very low hematocrits, but then precipitously decompensate. In contrast, rapid development may preclude compensation w/ grave consequences. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea is a symptom in which a woman does not have menstrual periods. Secondary amenorrhea means the woman had periods previously, but now doesn't have periods. Primary amenorrhea means the ...Read more