Top
10
Doctor insights on: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

Share
1

1
I have hypothalamic amenorrhea. Is leptin an effective tx? Is this being used as a tx? Should i try to gain more weight if ttc? 120, 5'6" was 95#

I have hypothalamic amenorrhea.  Is leptin an effective tx?  Is this being used as a tx?  Should i try to gain more weight if ttc?  120, 5'6" was 95#

Absent GNRH: Test leptin is good treatment. But what is the cause of your hypothalamic pituitary axis malfunctioning? Is it congenital or acquired? If acquired-- look for etiology-- yes-- weight gain helps but only in some kind of acquired causes. If congenital, I am afraid you might need to be on medication - life long. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang
594 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I am 36 years old and diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhe; 1 miscarriage through IVF. Can hypothalamic amenorrhea be reversed?

I am 36 years old and diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhe; 1 miscarriage through IVF. Can hypothalamic amenorrhea be reversed?

Treated: This condition can be treated medically but not completely reversed also it's important to know what is causing the dysfunction of the level of the hypothalamus ( infection inflammatory process tumor lack of releasing factors etc.) Stay well. ...Read more

4

4
Ihave a primary hypothalamic amenorrhea i want to ask is it curable ?Can i be pregnant?Iam too depressed iam 29 years old?

Ihave a primary hypothalamic amenorrhea i want to ask is it curable ?Can i be pregnant?Iam too depressed iam 29 years old?

It may be corrected-: An endocrinologist would be the best person to consult on this, but as i recall when an illness or condition results from failure of the hypothalamus to put out enough hormone, an external source of hormone is utilized. Similar to when a diabetic takes insulin. Some people stop growing until they are given growth hormone. Correcting the deficiency could correct amenorrhea, infertility & depression. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How to treat amenorrhea?

How to treat amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: First you need to diagnose amenorrhea. What causes it? First concern is a pregnancy., so do a pregnancy test. If it has been prolonged it could be pco syndrome, hypothyroidism, anemia , malnutrition, anovulation. Each of these conditions requires a extensive work-up and plan in order to treat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is amenorrhea a result of anorexia?

Is amenorrhea a result of anorexia?

Yes: Women losing weight significantly and rapidly can loose their periods and develop amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is a well recognized consequence of anorexia. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Hypothalamus (Definition)

An area of brain that deals with maintenance of homeostasis throughout the body. Important for temperature, appetite, weight regulation, coordination with other areas ...Read more