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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
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
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
What can cause hypothalamic amenorrhea without stress/exercise/eating disorders? My hormone profile doesn't match pcos, but my periods are irregular.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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