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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

Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...Read more


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Can antidepressants make absent periods come on?

Maybe: Antidepressant medication are know to affect menstrual cycles rather than regulate them. However, if the treatment results in weight loss, you may restore your regularity by returning to your normal weight. Regardless of your medication, menstrual loss or irregularities should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does stopping birth control cause amenorrhea? Can stopping birth control altogether be the cause of my amenorrhea? .

Does stopping birth control cause amenorrhea? Can stopping birth control altogether be the cause of my amenorrhea? .

It can: Stopping oral contraceptives can cause amenorrhea in some women. It's usually of a short duration in most women, but can be persistent and even permanent. If it last more than several months, contact your gyn. ...Read more

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I have secondary amenorrhea and have very low estrogen. Can such low levels of estrogen cause extreme dizziness? Would taking a BCP help?

I have secondary amenorrhea and have very low estrogen. Can such low levels of estrogen cause extreme dizziness? Would taking a BCP help?

Low estrogen: Low estrogen will not cause dizziness, and the oral contraceptive is an Rx that is also very low estrogen and will inhibit natural estrogen production. A MD needs to assess why the estrogen levels are low and causing the amenorrhea as there is almost always a remedial cause. ...Read more

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I was considering getting paragard, which usually causes heavier periods, but I have a history of amenorrhea. What should I expect for periods?

I was considering getting paragard, which usually causes heavier periods, but I have a history of amenorrhea. What should I expect for periods?

Impossible to predic: There is no way to predict the potential effects on periods. Has your history of amenorrhea been evaluated by your gyn. If you are currently having amenorrhea, oral contraceptives may be another option, among several others. ...Read more

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I'm a virgin, but I've missed a period. I had amenorrhea for three years before I got it back a year ago. Is this a cause for concern? Or is it normal

I'm a virgin, but I've missed a period. I had amenorrhea for three years before I got it back a year ago. Is this a cause for concern? Or is it normal

Irregular period: There are several reasons to have irregular periods. Mostly due to an imbalance of hormones in your body. When a girl starts her period, the cycle hormones are usually not fully established. It can take about 3-4 years for this to happen. I sounds like you had your first period at least 3 years ago. Therefore, you probably have a hormone imbalance that should be check by a doctor. ...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 are the causes of amenorrhea?

Pregnancy first!!: Must rule out pregnancy first! If no menses prior (called primary amenorrhea) abve age 15yrs, then anatomical causes also must be considered (lack of uterus, blood flow blockage, etc). If menses took place prior (called secondary amenorrhea) then hormonal causes such as elevated prolactin, testosterone or low thyroid should be considered. Significant weight loss also possible. Talk with your pcp. ...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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Does having primary amenorrhea cause you to get pregnant?

No: Primary amenorrhea implies that one is past the point of the expected first period but has never had a period. ...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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Could drinking a bottle of wine and a couple beers per night cause anaovulation and amenorrhea?

Way too much alcohol: A bottle of wine is about 6 drinks (a serving is 4 oz, = alcohol to a shot or a beer), & 2 more drinks = 8 drinks a night. This is way too much for anyone's health. Moderate drinking for avg woman (per world health org) is 1 drink per occasion. 3 drinks a day can kill as many platelets as your body can make. Please get an evaluation @ a treatment ctr or from an addiction medicine specialist. ...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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How do u know if u have post pill amenorrhea? Can u still get pregnant during this time? Can a doc give you anything to help? Is it caused by stress?

Post-pil amenorrhea?: This means having no periods for a while - like months to over a year - after stopping bc pills. Women who had irregular periods before starting the pills are at greatest risk. You can get pregnant during the time of amenorrhea (no periods) if you ovulate and have unprotected sex. So be sure to use a "barrier method, " foam & condoms, etc., to protect yourself. Stress induced? Don't know. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the primary amenorrhea?

Several: It could just be late puberty, but it could be a pituitary problem (like prolactin over secretion or pituitary hormone deficiencies), an ovarian problem (like turners syndrome) or a structural problem (like congenital absence if the uterus). Depending on age and family history, a thorough work up should be done. ...Read more

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What exactly can be the causes of the primary amenorrhea?

Primary amenorrhea: Primary amenorrhea is diagnosed when someone reaches age 14 with no secondary sexual development or 16 with no periods + some sexual development. The evaluation is complex but should start with an fsh, lh test to see what the pituitary gland is doing. An exam is done to confirm normal genital/pelvic anatomy and sonogram is done to confirm the ovaries are present. ...Read more

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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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Is amenorrhea caused by eating habits or being underweight?

If significant loss: Lack of menses when previously established (secondary amenorrhea) can result from many causes including depression, rapid change in weight (excess or loss) and various endocrine causes such as hypothyroidism, pcos (and of course pregnancy). If your eating habits is very selective and poor resulting in significant decrease in body mass index (bmi), then your menses may become erratic and spotty. ...Read more

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Is secondary amenorrhea dangerous, if you have it for a longer period (f.e. 3 years) of time even though one neutralized the causes?

Reassurance: This is treatable condition.!!! Just need to know reason for this. Please, be calm. Treatment will help. You will be ok. Follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control. Can this cause my recent amenorrhea? .

Yes: Some ocps have a higher rate of amenorrhea (specifically, lo loestrin has a higher rate of it), also - if your dr put you on a 'continuous' type of pill (like lybrel) - then absolutely. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the psychological factors that cause amenorrhea in women?

Can you tell me the psychological factors that cause amenorrhea in women?

Stress maybe?: Often in high stress situation women can miss their periods. You may also be eating poorly, be underweight, or have other issues that are causing your disrupted cycles. Check first with the ob/gyn and then look to psychological factors. ...Read more

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Can the common cold sometimes cause amenorrhea? Can an illness such as a common cold ever cause amenorrhea? .

Not exactly: Some causes of amenorrhea (loss of menstrual periods) can include severe weight loss and illness, so I suppose it is distantly possible. That being said, the nature of the common cold is that it should not make one sick enough for long enough to produce amenorrhea. Some women have rather irregular cycles which are exquisitely sensitive to physical or emotional stress and in that case possibly. ...Read more

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Does secondary amenorrhea cause a stunt in breast growth? I'm 16. I noticed my breast seems to be underdeveloped and haven't grown since I was 12.

Does secondary amenorrhea cause a stunt in breast growth? I'm 16. I noticed my breast seems to be underdeveloped and haven't grown since I was 12.

Depends on cause: If the secondary amenorrhea is caused by a process that interferes with estrogen production, then it could be related to the symptoms you describe. The best way to find out is to have an evaluation of the cause for your amenorrhea with either a gynecologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can taking too many emergency pills cause amenorrhea?

Can taking too many emergency pills cause amenorrhea?

Emergency: Contraceptives? Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. You are scaring me a little here. If you are needing to take emergency contraceptives multiple times a month then you really need to start use of regular and reliable birth control. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea? .

Let me help you: Infertility is a significant complication of amenorrhea for women who desire to become pregnant. Osteopenia or osteoporosis is a complication of low estrogen levels, which may occur with prolonged amenorrhea. Other complications of amenorrhea depend upon the underlying cause of the amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea? .

Yes it may: Amenorrhea from pcos or other causes of not ovulating increase the risk of developing uterine cancer. Amenorrhea from low pituitary hormone levels such as anorexia may increase the risk of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is fertility a possibility with pcos that causes amenorrhea? If so, is pregnancy more complicated? Higher risk?

Is fertility a possibility with pcos that causes amenorrhea? If so, is pregnancy more complicated? Higher risk?

As long as you have: Menstrual periods, you have the potential to conceive. If periods are less frequent, then ovulation is less frequent, thus likelihood of pregnancy less likely. ...Read more

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My gyn can't figure out what causes it. Please help: normal FSH, low but normal LH, too low oestradiol and progesterone, amenorrhea.

My gyn can't figure out what causes it. Please help: normal FSH, low but normal LH, too low oestradiol and progesterone, amenorrhea.

Well...: You should have full thyroid function tests done including TSH, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4, as well as Prolactin level.
Also, a pregnancy test! :-)

there is nothing to panic or worry, this is not a serious problem at this time

How about a DHEA-Sulfate level as well as a testosterone levels? ...Read more

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Can a very low calorie diet followed by amenorrhea for 8 months at an age of 14 cause incompetent cervix or/and infertility?

Amenorrhea/fertility: Amenorrhea can cause infertility at any stage of your reproductive life except if pregnant. Amenorrhea from eating disorders are usually the cause. There is no connection between incompetent cervix and age 14 amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Could menstrual cycle coming back after 10yrs of amenorrhea be the cause of biliary dyskinesia? 0% on hida scan. Could elevated estrogen do this?

Could menstrual cycle coming back after 10yrs of amenorrhea be the cause of biliary dyskinesia? 0% on hida scan. Could elevated estrogen do this?

Unrelated: I don't feel that your hormonal status accounts for the abnormal hida scan. The radiologist can discuss with your physician causes of zero ejection results other than gall bladder disorders as there are some other factors that can cause false positive results and I'm not aware that elevated estrogen levels is one of them. ...Read more

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Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?

Possible: Severe stress can affect your pituitary leading to amenorrhea. If the amenorrhea continues for a long period of time, see your doctor to make sure it isn't something else. Make sure you are not pregnant. ...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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I took an oral contraceptive pill without me having sexual intercouse...i just took it.....can it be the cause of my recent amenorrhea?

I took an oral contraceptive pill without me having sexual intercouse...i just took it.....can it be the cause of my recent amenorrhea?

Why?: Why would you take just one oral contraceptive pill? A single pill should not cause your period to be late unless you are talking about an emergency contraceptive which can alter your cycle but there is no reason to use emergency contraception if you aren't having sex. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have amenorrhea when you have PCOS and fibroids? Doc said the PCOS was "protecting" me from the heavy periods caused by fibroids.

Yes: Amenorrhea due to pcos is common due to no ovulation but it is not a good thing or protection because eventually you will have a very heavy period after couple of months
Evaluation by a doctor is important for follow up ...Read more