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How many menstrual cycles can you miss due to amenorrhea before becoming infertile?

How many menstrual cycles can you miss due to amenorrhea before becoming infertile?

Depends: Infertility is defined by a couple with unprotected sexual intercourse for more than one year without pregnancy. Or six months for women over 35. For someone like you with irregular period, or amenorrhea, it depends on the cause of amenorrhea. I suggest to see a fertility doctor and do some tests. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Does amenorrhea cause infertility?

They are related: Amenorrhea is frequently caused by anovulation (not producing an egg each month). Anovulation causes both amenorrhea and infertility. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have pelvic pain, infertility for about a year and a half, amenorrhea x 3 months . 24yrs old, and 2 children already...Please help? 

I have pelvic pain, infertility for about a year and a half, amenorrhea x 3 months . 24yrs old, and  2 children already...Please help? 

A lot going on: There isn't "one" condition that explains all this at the same time, but pelvic pain + new infertility in a 24 y.o. endometriosis would be a big consideration. You'd need a thorough exam and interview with a doctor who is expert in this area to say for sure. 3 months without periods isn't to worry about, although it isn't normal. That question could be addressed with a visit too. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can amenorrhea lead to infertility later on in life?

Can amenorrhea lead to infertility later on in life?

Yes: Amenorrhea is most commonly caused by polycystic ovary syndrome. Go to your md for an evaluation of polycystic ovary syndrome including total and free testosterone, dheas, progesterone, lh, fsh, estradiol. Also get blood for thyroid workup (t4, tsh). ...Read more

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I have pelvic pain, infertility for about a year and a half, amenorrhea x 3 months and left ovary is never visualized in trans vag US. Please help?

Amenorrhea: How old are you. I presume you are young enough to still have children. Three months of amenorrhea may be a problem or you may be pregnant. Either way, no one should put up with pelvic pain. Please see your obstetrician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Can one recovering from atypical anorexia nervosa with amenorrhea still experience pre-menstrual bloating/acne?

Can one recovering from atypical anorexia nervosa with amenorrhea still experience pre-menstrual bloating/acne?

Absolutely : The recovery from anorexia means you have gained enough weight to begin menstruation again, and all the lovely things that come with it! Those symptoms would be two of them. ...Read more

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Can a very low calorie diet followed by amenorrhea for 8 months at an age of 14 cause incompetent cervix or/and infertility?

Amenorrhea/fertility: Amenorrhea can cause infertility at any stage of your reproductive life except if pregnant. amenorrhea from eating disorders are usually the cause. There is no connection between incompetent cervix and age 14 amenorrhea. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are a few reasons one might have repeated episodes of abnormal menses. See your md, if appropriate do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more