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Can you ovulate if you have amenorrhea?

Can you ovulate if you have amenorrhea?

Sometimes: Although amenorrhea often signals that ovulation isn't happening, you shouldn't assume that you can't get pregnant just because you aren't having regular periods. If you are trying to get pregnant, and have questions about your cycle, you should see a healthcare provider. Similarly, if you aren't having periods and you did previously, you should get checked out! ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Can ovulation occur in amenorrhea?

Can ovulation occur in amenorrhea?

No: By definition amenorrhea is lack of ovulation. However, women with amenorrhea can resolve spontaneously and ovulate. ...Read more

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Can a person ovulate with amenorrhea?

Can a person ovulate with amenorrhea?

Yes: It's not the commonest situation, but absence of periods doesn't necessarily mean infertility. ...Read more

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I have secondary amenorrhea, does this mean I don't ovulate since I don't menstruate?

I have secondary amenorrhea, does this mean I don't ovulate since I don't menstruate?

Not necessarily: During periods of time when there is no menstrual flow, ovulation can still occur 2 weeks before the next period. That means while the period is absent your could ovulate and get pregnant before the next period occurs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate with secondary amenorrhea due to PCOS? The amenorrhea has been happening for the past 6 months and is due to me stopping bc.

Is it possible to ovulate with secondary amenorrhea due to PCOS? The amenorrhea has been happening for the past 6 months and is due to me stopping bc.

Yes: You may ovulate rarely, with PCOS. More regular ovulation, can be achieved with a lower carbohydrate diet and treatment. See your doctor for treatment. Important to keep the uterine lining from forming an abnormal buildup. ...Read more

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What's 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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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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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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Could it be something bad if I have amenorrhea?

Could it be something bad if I have amenorrhea?

Probably not: It could be something serious but probably not. However, if it continues it will lead to premature bone loss and that could become serious after several years. ...Read more

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How to treat amenorrhea?

How to treat amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: First you need to diagnose amenorrhea. What causes it? First concern is a pregnancy., so do a pregnancy test. If it has been prolonged it could be pco syndrome, hypothyroidism, anemia, malnutrition, anovulation. Each of these conditions requires a extensive work-up and plan in order to treat. ...Read more

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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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Does vit e help amenorrhea?

? dysmenorrhea: Do you mean dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain), or amenorrhea (absent periods)?
For dysmenorrhea, taking vitamin e 200 iu twice daily or 500 iu daily starting 2 days before menstruation and continuing through the first 3 days of bleeding seems to reduce menstrual pain severity and duration and decrease blood loss in teenaged girls with primary dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain without anatomic cause). ...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 exercise induce amenorrhea?

Excessive - yes: Excessive exercise and stress are known to induce amenorrhea via a mechanism involving the brain and the pituitary gland within it. This is particularly a problem in teenage girls who take part in competitive sports or long distance running (or have eating disorders), where such can lead to loss of bone mineral density due to relative estrogen deficiency, and even fractures. ...Read more

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How to treat amenorrhea without use of bc?

There are: A variety of mental and physical causes of amenorrhea and they have different potential treatments. Best discuss w/your doctor to get a specific diagnosis and treatment just for you. ...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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Post-pill amenorrhea? What is that? A side effect?

Post-pill amenorrhea? What is that? A side effect?

Some women...: ...Stop having their menstrual period for awhile after stopping their birth control pill. It's a side effect, yes. ...Read more

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What are some possible cures of primary amenorrhea?

No one always works: There are many unrelated causes for primary amenorrhea so the cause must be determined to find out if there is a cure. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Primary amenorrhea?

No period: Primary amenorrhea is diagnosed when a young woman does not have a period by the age of 16. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea stop the body from developing more pubertal changes?

Not exactly: The amenorrhea (lack of periods) itself does not affects pubertal development, but whatever is causing the amenorrhea may. ...Read more

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