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How do antidepressants cause secondary amenorrhea?

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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Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...Read more


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Can antidepressants make absent periods come on?

Maybe: Antidepressant medication are know to affect menstrual cycles rather than regulate them. However, if the treatment results in weight loss, you may restore your regularity by returning to your normal weight. Regardless of your medication, menstrual loss or irregularities should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have secondary amenorrhea and have very low estrogen. Can such low levels of estrogen cause extreme dizziness? Would taking a BCP help?

I have secondary amenorrhea and have very low estrogen. Can such low levels of estrogen cause extreme dizziness? Would taking a BCP help?

Low estrogen: Low estrogen will not cause dizziness, and the oral contraceptive is an Rx that is also very low estrogen and will inhibit natural estrogen production. A MD needs to assess why the estrogen levels are low and causing the amenorrhea as there is almost always a remedial cause. ...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?

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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Does secondary amenorrhea cause a stunt in breast growth? I'm 16. I noticed my breast seems to be underdeveloped and haven't grown since i was 12.

Does secondary amenorrhea cause a stunt in breast growth? I'm 16. I noticed my breast seems to be underdeveloped and haven't grown since i was 12.

Depends on cause: If the secondary amenorrhea is caused by a process that interferes with estrogen production, then it could be related to the symptoms you describe. The best way to find out is to have an evaluation of the cause for your amenorrhea with either a gynecologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for secondary amenorrhea?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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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Does having secondary amenorrhea with unprotected sex mean im pregnant?

Not necessarily: Many causes of secondary amenorrhea. Get a pregnacy test , which will give a quick answer. ...Read more

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Does stopping birth control cause amenorrhea? Can stopping birth control altogether be the cause of my amenorrhea? .

It can: Stopping oral contraceptives can cause amenorrhea in some women. It's usually of a short duration in most women, but can be persistent and even permanent. If it last more than several months, contact your gyn. ...Read more

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I was considering getting paragard, which usually causes heavier periods, but I have a history of amenorrhea. What should I expect for periods?

Impossible to predic: There is no way to predict the potential effects on periods. Has your history of amenorrhea been evaluated by your gyn. If you are currently having amenorrhea, oral contraceptives may be another option, among several others. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old, my last period was in september, is their a risk in waiting a while to get checked up ? I believe i have secondary amenorrhea

Evaluating risk....: I imagine that it's not easy to see a doctor - but it is probably best to do it sooner than later. Many reasons are not life-threatening, but a few involve fairly serious issues like thyroid and even glandular tumors. Treating whatever it is can be a good thing. If it's $, be frank and many Dr's will work out a pymt plan. You're worth taking care of! ...Read more

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