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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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Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea is a symptom in which a woman does not have menstrual periods. Secondary amenorrhea means the woman had periods previously, but now doesn't have periods. Primary amenorrhea means the ...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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Whats secondary amenorrhea?

Whats 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