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Antidepressants Cause Amenorrhea
Antidepressants: Please make an appointment to see a Psychologist. That will be extremely helpful for you! ...Read more
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
Does stopping birth control cause amenorrhea? Can stopping birth control altogether be the cause of my amenorrhea?
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
I was considering getting paragard, which usually causes heavier periods, but I have a history of amenorrhea. What should I expect for periods?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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