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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

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Can you ovulate if you have amenorrhea and PCOS?

Can you ovulate if you have amenorrhea and PCOS?

Yes: You could ovulate sporadically despite your PCOS or Amenorrhea. It is unlikely but could happen. One of the goals in treatment for you is not just to have you have periods but to have you ovulate. ...Read more

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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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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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