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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

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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...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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What causes primary amenorrhea?

Variety of problems: Primary amenorrhea can stem from a variety of causes. These range from problems with the uterus and or outflow tract, to problems with the brain regulation of the ovaries or problems with the ovaries themselves, to amenorrhea due to too little body fat or too excessive stress. Some girls will simply have delayed puberty without any identifiable cause as well. Girls who have not started sexual development by the age of 14 or have not had menstrual cycles by the age of 16 merit evaluation by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is secondary hypogonadism caused by anorexia reversible?

Is secondary hypogonadism caused by anorexia reversible?

Hypogonadism: About 50% of women who lose their regular cycles due to excess stress, exercise or an eating disorder when weight is regained. If your serum leptin level is low, it is a good sign that this could be a factor. If the LH and FSH levels are low, most physicians will check an MRI to insure that your absent periods are in fact due to the anorexia. ...Read more

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How do antidepressants cause secondary amenorrhea?

How do antidepressants cause secondary amenorrhea?

Depends: All antidepressants have hormonal effects, but would need to know specific antidepressant to give you any additional details. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause infertility?

Does amenorrhea cause infertility?

They are related: Amenorrhea is frequently caused by anovulation (not producing an egg each month). Anovulation causes both amenorrhea and infertility. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why thyrotoxicosis cause amenorrhoea?

Why thyrotoxicosis cause amenorrhoea?

Thyroid disease: Your thyroid function is intimately linked to the function of your cycles. Hyper or hypo thyroidism will lead to absent ovulation, or anovulatory cycling. This will lead to no cycles, or amenorrhea. Once you correct the underlying problem, your cycles will return to normal. You should be under the care of an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Secondary hypogonadism be treated?

Secondary hypogonadism be treated?

Yes, definitely. : Initially, treatment should consist of Clomiphene citrate or HCG to improve testosterone levels. Then, actually concurrently, the cause of the secondary hypogonadism should be investigated (depression, obesity, head trauma, aging, for example) and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Primary amenorhea patient?

Primary amenorhea patient?

What is U question?: If u want to ask about u amenorrhea, ask u ibgyn. ...Read more

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Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian dysfunction?

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Lack of periods: Amenorrhea refers to the condition of 'lacking menstrual periods'. The causes of amenorrhea can be broadly categorized into either 1. Ovarian/reproductive tract dysfunction (anatomic obstruction, pregnancy, menopause, pcos, androgen excess, or others) or 2. Pituitary/hypothalamic gland problems in brain (high prolactin, athletic amenorrhea, pituitary mass, traumatic injury to brain, etc). ...Read more

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Can elevated testosterone levels from PCOS cause secondary erythrocytosis?

Can elevated testosterone levels from PCOS cause secondary erythrocytosis?

Unlikely: I have never heard of high testosterone levels associated with PCOS causing erythrocytosis. Receiving testosterone (typically by injection) can do this, but you need very high testosterone levels. ...Read more

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What is primary amenorrhea?

What is primary amenorrhea?

No period by age 16: Primary amenorrhea describes a situation in which a girl does not have her first period by age 16. This may or may not be associated with lack of physical changes such as a growth spurt, hair growth in the pubic and underarm areas, and breast development. ...Read more

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Could chronic stress cause hirsutism?

Could chronic stress cause hirsutism?

Maybe....: It could be an unusual cause, but there are many other more likely conditions to rule out first. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is secondary hypothyroidism?

What is secondary hypothyroidism?

Underactive thyroid: Hormone in blood stream due to pituitary insufficiency thyroid gland fine, but pituitary gland not working corectly. ...Read more

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Possible for malnutrition cause hypogonadism?

Possible for malnutrition cause hypogonadism?

Yes: Your body will postpone reproductive function in both men and women with severe malnutrition. Best example of that is girls with anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Endometrial polyps: endometrial polyps are friable ( which means they bleed very easy) If you see one sticking out the cervix and touch it with a swab they begin bleeding very quickly ...Read more

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Does metformin cure secondary dysmenorrhea?

Does metformin cure secondary dysmenorrhea?

No: Metformin does not cure dysmenorrhea but can help if you have PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which inadvertently might help with some bleeding and pain, but not a cure. ...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