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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
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.
Clomide, hcg, fsh+lh, induce ovulation, thus can they help in regulating pcos woman hormones, & in decreasing pcos symptoms:Hairloss, Hirsutism, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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