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Can you conceive when you have secondary amenorrhea?

Can you conceive when you have secondary amenorrhea?

2ndary infertility: Yes, but usually with special assistance and/or resolution of the central or hypothalamic-pituitary problem triggering the amenorhea. For example, excessive exercise is a cause of amenorrhea which will resolve with lighter exercise. Post-pill amenorrhea may take a variable time to resolve.

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Can a teenager with secondary amenorrhea conceive later in her life? Or will she have complications?

Can a teenager with secondary amenorrhea conceive later in her life? Or will she have complications?

Yes: If the cause for secondary amenorrhea is resolved she should have no issues assuming everything else is normal.

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Is it possible to conceive a child with amenorrhea?

Maybe: There are many causes of amenorrhea. Evaluations by primary care doctors, ob-gyn doctors, and infertility specialists can determine if a woman with amenorrhea can become pregnant. If a woman had menses in the past, and now has "secondary" amenorrhea, she may be able to get pregnant if her menses return. If she was born missing some parts of her female organs, then pregnancy might not be possible.

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Primary amenorrhea - will my friend be able to conceive?

Primary amenorrhea - will my friend be able to conceive?

Maybe: Depends on the reason for primary amenorrhea, very complex subject. How old is your friend, and does she have a diagnosis beyong primary amenorrhea?

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Can someone concieve while with amenorrhea?

Can someone concieve while with amenorrhea?

Yes,: While it's less likely, remember periods and fertility are not generally related to each other.

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Is it possible for you to conceive with secondary amenorhea?

Secondary amenorrhea: Possible, but you have to find the cause of the amenorrhea, and correct it! clearly, you have to be ovulatory as well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I know what amenorrhea is, but what is secondary?

I know what amenorrhea is, but what is secondary?

Had periods before: Secondary amenorrhea means a woman has had a menstrual period at least once and then stopped getting them. That's in contrast to primary amenorrhea in which the woman has never had a period.

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What do any of you feel works for secondary amenorrhea?

See your OB GYN: Secondary amenorrhea can have many causes - pregnancy, menopause, breast feeding, brain tumors, medications, intense exercising etc. You should see an obgyn to ascertain the etiology behind your amenorrhea and get the care you need!

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What are the long-term effects of secondary amenorrhea?

Depends: If your amenorrhea is due to just not ovulating or pcos , there are risks of uterine cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular problems. If your amenorrhea is due to being underweight or going through menopause early, the chief concern is bone loss.

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What are the long-term effects of secondary amenorrhea?

Depends on the cause: If the amenorrhea is due to not ovulating, we worry about uterine cancer and hyperplasia as well as issues that may be related to the cause such as diabetes or heart disease. If the amenorrhea is related to low estrogen such as in anorexia or early menopause, we worry about osteoporosis, and again any medical issues related to the cause.

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How to know if I have secondary amenorrhea or primary amenorrhea?

Easy: If you have never had a menstrual period that is by definition primary amenorrhea. In that case usually a woman lacks normal ovaries. If a woman has already had normal menstrual periods for a while and then stops menstruating prematurely (before menopause) then we are dealing with secondary amenorrhea. This usually has a reversible cause that can be diagnosed with simple tests and easily treated.

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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.

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What is secondary amenorrhea?

Lack of periods..: Anytime after you had periods as teenager. Most common cause is pregnancy!

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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..

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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.

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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.