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How Do You Help Someone With Amenorrhea Get Back On A Regular Schedule
Depends on cause: There are many causes of amenorrhea, and thus treatment depends on cause. If due to pcos, then weight loss, exercise, lifestyle change and medications can help. If due to athlete's triad (underweight), then increasing body fat percentage may help. If due to other hormonal (thyroid, prolactin, androgen, etc), or anatomic causes (pituitary, ovaries, uterus, etc), then need to address specific issue. ...Read more
Or absent periods may occur form a wide variety of reasons. It may be because you are not ovulating or because you are menopausal or because you have underlying medical problems that interfere with normal menstrual cycle (eg, thyroid). In some cases it may be anatomic like a congenital or developmental problem that ...Read more
Amenorrhea meaning: Amenorrhea means the state of 'lacking menstrual periods'. If your periods were previously normal and now are gone, then you have 'secondary amenorrhea', meaning that you somehow lost ability to have normal periods. You need to see a doctor to determine the cause: ovarian dysfunction (pregnancy, menopause, pcos, etc) or pituitary problems (high prolactin, athletic amenorrhea, pituitary mass, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am an active (heavy weightlifting and running) vegan with amenorrhea is there a way to get your period back?
Amenorrhea: Treatment depends on the underlying cause of your amenorrhea. In some cases, contraceptive pills can restart your menstrual cycles. Amenorrhea caused by thyroid or pituitary disorders may be treated with medications. If a tumor or structural blockage is causing the problem, surgery may be necessary. ...Read more
I recently lost weight and now I have amenorrhea, how can I get my menstrual period back? I'm 16, I haven't had sex so I'm not pregnant.
Weight loss is key: It is not uncommon for a teenage girl to have her periods stop after weight loss, especially if it is a lot (e.g. more than 10 lb). The most common causes are lots of exercise (e.g. competitive swimming) with not enough food intake, or an eating disorder. Regaining the lost weight usually restarts periods but it can take a while. Suggest you see either an adolescent medicine or ped endocrine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 19 and I have secondary amenorrhea from anorexia (recovering and getting help) but I haven t gained weight yet or changed my eating much but all of a sudden I got a period after not having one since June this year. Can I really just suddenly get my pe
No: No scientific evidence exists saying that it does. ...Read more
How do u know if u have post pill amenorrhea? Can u still get pregnant during this time? Can a doc give you anything to help? Is it caused by stress?
Post-pil amenorrhea?: This means having no periods for a while - like months to over a year - after stopping bc pills. Women who had irregular periods before starting the pills are at greatest risk. You can get pregnant during the time of amenorrhea (no periods) if you ovulate and have unprotected sex. So be sure to use a "barrier method, " foam & condoms, etc., to protect yourself. Stress induced? Don't know. Good luck. ...Read more
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