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How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

Get evaluated: Amenorrhea is not normal, can cause osteoporosis and affect your well being, besides afecting fertility. First, a pregnancy test should be done and then other tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Amenorrhea (Definition)

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


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How long 'til I should worry about post-pill amenorrhea? Stopped pill 4 months ago and nothing since. I'm 34. Aunt went into menopause at 38. Thanks!

How long 'til I should worry about post-pill amenorrhea? Stopped pill 4 months ago and nothing since. I'm 34. Aunt went into menopause at 38. Thanks!

See GYN MD now: If it has been 4 months since pill cessation, a GYN MD can offer a "jumpstart" Rx to see if your period will restart. If not, assessment for peri menopausal issues can be done. ...Read more

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What is amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: Is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age. ...Read more

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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 is oligo-amenorrhea?

What is oligo-amenorrhea?

Too few periods: Oligo- means few (or little); menorrhea describes menses, or periods. So oligomenorrhea means having too few periods, usually defined as 6 or fewer in 1 year. A- means no, so amenorrhea means no periods. ...Read more

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What's secondary amenorrhea?

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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Can you get amenorrhea twice?

Can you get amenorrhea twice?

Lots more than tha: Amenorrhea means that you are not having your period, there are lots of causes of not having periods including pregnancy. If you get pregnant 5 times you have had amenorrhea 5 times. ...Read more

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What are the causes of amenorrhea?

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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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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Can amenorrhea be due to undereating?

Sometmes: In anorexia nervosa, with severe undereating, there is not enough adipose tissue to convert endogenous testosterone to estradiol, so that the testosterone affects the pituitary's release of fsh and lh and amenorrhea ensues. Cj glueck md. ...Read more

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Has any one ever heard of amenorrhea?

Absense of menses: Term referrs to not getting periods for greater then 3 months in a row. If you had normal periods, then develop amenorrhea, check for pregnancy first (most common cause). Other causes could be due to excessive exercise or excessive dieting. Some women with pcos develop amenorrhea. If you never had a period, may have a problem with anatomy or pituitary. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

No periods: If you had periods, and now you don't, you could be pregnant, or you could have a hormone abnormality from the pituitary, or hypothyroidism. Women who exercise excessively sometimes stop having periods, or women with anorexia nervosa who get too thin. ...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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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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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 you tell me about secondary amenorrhea?

Multiple: Hi. The term "secondary amenorrhea" generally excludes the trivial causes of pregnancy and menopause. Ergo, assuming it's unexplained, there are genetic causes for premature ovarian failure (e.g., Fragile X Syndrome), gonadal toxicity (e.g., chemotherapy), and hormonal (usually androgens of adrenal or ovarian source). At age 47 (your stated age), I would have to say menopause is most likely. ...Read more

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How to know if I have post pill amenorrhea?

Can happen in nl too: Exclude other causes such as pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and ovarian diseases.
Use gynecologist and endocrinologist if continues. PPA is relatively common though. In normal women. ...Read more

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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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Any home remedies for secondary amenorrhea?

Any home remedies for secondary amenorrhea?

Maybe - it depends..: Maybe, it depends on what is causing this condition in you. There are many causes, and they are extremely different, so require very different remedies. They vary from weight loss to supplements to accupuncture. Please see your doctor for further information. ...Read more

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How can I recover from secondary amenorrhea?

Get the Gynecol.: Often due to hormonal or dietary changes. Gynecologist and ultrasound of ovaries to exclude possible PCOS. Also it is necessary to get an endocrinologist for full hormonal including adrenal, thyroid and pituitary problems. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have post pill amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: If you have a longer than 4-5 weeks time between periods you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have secondary amenorrhea?

Absence of periods: Secondary amenorrhea is defined as absence of periods for more than 6 months in a woman who was having normal menstrual cycles before. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea stop the body from developing?

Yes: Yes and no, depending on the cause of it and the age at which one gets it. Amenorrhea at a young age when some on is growing is not good. ...Read more

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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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What are some good home remedies for amenorrhea?

None: Important to go to see your physician for complete evaluation. ...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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I've had secondary amenorrhea for 2 years! Help?

Seek help: The only way to figure this out is have a history and exam and some bloodwork. The most likely cause is menopause at your age. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any home remedies for amenorrhea?

Does anyone know any home remedies for amenorrhea?

What is cause?: To decide on a remedy, you must first know the cause. If the cause is stress or weight loss, you may be able to change your behavior to start menstruating again, but if it is thyroid disease, high prolactin, pregnancy, premature menopause or pco, it would be best to see a doctor to guide you through the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more