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Whats secondary amenorrhea?

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

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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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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Is secondary amenorrhea dangerous?

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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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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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

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Can you tell me about secondary amenorrhea?

Can you tell me about secondary amenorrhea?

Multiple: Hi. The term "secondary amenorrhea" generally excludes the trivial causes of pregnancy and menopause. Ergo, assuming it's unexplained, there are genetic causes for premature ovarian failure (e.g., Fragile X Syndrome), gonadal toxicity (e.g., chemotherapy), and hormonal (usually androgens of adrenal or ovarian source). At age 47 (your stated age), I would have to say menopause is most likely. ...Read more

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What are the tests for secondary amenorrhea?

Discuss with doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for secondary amenorrhea ?

Any home remedies for secondary amenorrhea ?

Maybe - it depends..: Maybe, it depends on what is causing this condition in you. There are many causes, and they are extremely different, so require very different remedies. They vary from weight loss to supplements to accupuncture. Please see your doctor for further information. ...Read more

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How can I recover from secondary amenorrhea?

Get the Gynecol.: Often due to hormonal or dietary changes. Gynecologist and ultrasound of ovaries to exclude possible PCOS . Also it is necessary to get an endocrinologist for full hormonal including adrenal, thyroid and pituitary problems. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have secondary amenorrhea?

Absence of periods: Secondary amenorrhea is defined as absence of periods for more than 6 months in a woman who was having normal menstrual cycles before. ...Read more