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Doctor insights on: Common Causes Of Amenorrhea

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Can the common cold sometimes cause amenorrhea? Can an illness such as a common cold ever cause amenorrhea? .

Can the common cold sometimes cause amenorrhea? Can an illness such as a common cold ever cause amenorrhea?

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Not exactly: Some causes of amenorrhea (loss of menstrual periods) can include severe weight loss and illness, so i suppose it is distantly possible. That being said, the nature of the common cold is that it should not make one sick enough for long enough to produce amenorrhea. Some women have rather irregular cycles which are exquisitely sensitive to physical or emotional stress and in that case possibly. ...Read more

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Amenorrhea (Definition)

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What causes amenorrhea?

What causes amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: Pregnancy is one cause of amenorrhea. How long since you last period? When did you last see your gynecologist? Early menopause does occur but infrequently. Again, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of amenorrhea?

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 more

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Why is amenorrhea common among adolescents?

In part,obesity: Certainly amenorrhea among adolescents is an issue that is way underestimated simply because most teenage girls of menarchal age do not admit or seem to be bothered by lack of menses. In my practice, the majority of adolescents have amenorrhea of secondary type (meaning that they have had a period or two in the past 6 months) that is due to obesity +/- polycystic ovaries syndrome (pcos). ...Read more

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Can taking too many emergency pills cause amenorrhea?

Can taking too many emergency pills cause amenorrhea?

Emergency : Contraceptives? Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. You are scaring me a little here. If you are needing to take emergency contraceptives multiple times a month then you really need to start use of regular and reliable birth control. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea? .

Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea?

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Let me help you: Infertility is a significant complication of amenorrhea for women who desire to become pregnant. Osteopenia or osteoporosis is a complication of low estrogen levels, which may occur with prolonged amenorrhea. Other complications of amenorrhea depend upon the underlying cause of the amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea? .

Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea?

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Yes it may: Amenorrhea from pcos or other causes of not ovulating increase the risk of developing uterine cancer. Amenorrhea from low pituitary hormone levels such as anorexia may increase the risk of osteoporosis. ...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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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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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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Can you tell me the psychological factors that cause amenorrhea in women?

Can you tell me the psychological factors that cause amenorrhea in women?

Stress maybe?: Often in high stress situation women can miss their periods. You may also be eating poorly, be underweight, or have other issues that are causing your disrupted cycles. Check first with the ob/gyn and then look to psychological factors. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause infertility?

They are related: Amenorrhea is frequently caused by anovulation (not producing an egg each month). Anovulation causes both amenorrhea and infertility. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian dysfunction?

Lack of periods: Amenorrhea refers to the condition of 'lacking menstrual periods'. The causes of amenorrhea can be broadly categorized into either 1. Ovarian/reproductive tract dysfunction (anatomic obstruction, pregnancy, menopause, pcos, androgen excess, or others) or 2. Pituitary/hypothalamic gland problems in brain (high prolactin, athletic amenorrhea, pituitary mass, traumatic injury to brain, etc). ...Read more

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Is amenorrhea caused by eating habits or being underweight?

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 more

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Is secondary amenorrhea dangerous, if you have it for a longer period (f.e. 3 years) of time even though one neutralized the causes?

Reassurance: This is treatable condition.!!! Just need to know reason for this. Please, be calm. Treatment will help. You will be ok. Follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do antidepressants cause secondary amenorrhea?

Depends: All antidepressants have hormonal effects, but would need to know specific antidepressant to give you any additional details. ...Read more

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Does having primary amenorrhea cause you to get pregnant?

No: Primary amenorrhea implies that one is past the point of the expected first period but has never had a period. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some possible causes and treatment of primary amenorrhea?

Many: Hi. To name a few, Turner's syndrome, testicular feminization, fragile X syndrome, other rare, genetic conditions, childhood pituitary tumors, etc. ...Read more

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