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Wwhy there is amenorrhea with grave's disease?

Wwhy there is amenorrhea with grave's disease?

Occurs w/hyperthyroi: Any form of hyperthyroidism can lead to decreased or even absent menses. Conversely, underactive or hypothyroidism can lead to heavy and frequent menses. ...Read more

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


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Could amenorrhea of almost 3 years be caused by Addison's Disease? I am also recovering from anorexia, have celiac's disease, & low b.p. (8os/50s)

Could amenorrhea of almost 3 years be caused by Addison's Disease? I am also recovering from anorexia, have celiac's disease, & low b.p. (8os/50s)

Addison's: Based on what you report you need urgent attention. Best to start by having someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility. Initial evaluation will decide your next move. Best of luck - all should be OK once evaluation and decisions are made. ...Read more

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For a 29 yo female, no children, with 4 recent episodes of 5-10 day acute confusion psychosis since december (no history) req hospitalisation, as well as 4 month amenorrhea is endocrine disorder pos?

For a 29 yo female, no children, with 4 recent episodes of 5-10 day acute confusion psychosis since december (no history) req hospitalisation, as well as  4 month amenorrhea is endocrine disorder pos?

Psychoses: The constellation of symptoms could be endocrine- specifically thyroid related. If you were hospitalized, the appropriate testing was probably done. Follow up with your doctor. ...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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Is secondary amenorrhea dangerous? Is it something to be checked out urgently?... 2nd time happening in a year. dec to Feb n now from May to pending.

Not dangerous.: The first thing to make sure of is whether or not you are pregnant, so you should do a test or go to your doctor for one. The other common causes for secondary amenorrhea are exercising a lot,especially running,and eating disorders. Thyroid disease and other chronic diseases can also cause this.Were you on Birth Control pills at all? I would recommend that you see your doctor to check all of this. ...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?

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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