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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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What is the definition or description of: absent periods?

What is the definition or description of: absent periods?

Amenorrhea: 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 may require surgical correction. ...Read more

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Has anyone here had absent periods that returned with weight gain?

Has anyone here had absent periods that returned with weight gain?

Possible: It is far more likely to have a reverse situation! some women will stop having periods when they gain significant amount of weight. This is a common scenario. If a woman was underweight and puts on weight to more normal range, her periods can return! ...Read more

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Can antidepressants make absent periods come on?

Can antidepressants make absent periods come on?

Maybe: Antidepressant medication are know to affect menstrual cycles rather than regulate them. However, if the treatment results in weight loss, you may restore your regularity by returning to your normal weight. Regardless of your medication, menstrual loss or irregularities should be evaluated. ...Read more

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If someone has absent periods and then doesn't stop spotting for months what will the obgyn do?

If someone has absent periods and then doesn't stop spotting for months what will the obgyn do?

Useful tests: Blood tests such as progesterone, estradiol, possibly HCG can be useful; some doctors might do transvaginal ultrasound (i would.) i also nearly always do an endometrial biopsy, spotting or not, when any woman has not had a period in more than 4-6 months. ...Read more

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What are the usual reasons for absent periods?

What are the usual reasons for absent periods?

Pregnancy most commo: If pregnancy ruled out possible early menopause, hormone imbalance possible prolactin excess, sometimes pcos poly cystic ovaries can cause periods to skip. If more than 3 months an evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Absent periods, almost four months, what could be wrong?

Absent periods, almost four months, what could be wrong?

Many causes: The first few things i think of are pregnancy and menopause. Refer to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea/basics/causes/con-20031561 follow up with your doctor or ob/gyn as needed. ...Read more

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Anyone get irregular or absent periods from anxiety?

Anyone get irregular or absent periods from anxiety?

Can Happen: Yes, high stress and anxiety levels can affect the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is affected by the hormones released during high anxiety.Consider yoga/taichi or some other type of peaceful mind-body practices to counteract the stress and anxiety in your life. As another doctor mentioned, probably worth getting checked out since there are other causes of irregular or absent periods as well. ...Read more

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Can you get really light/irregular or absent periods from anxiety?

Can you get really light/irregular or absent periods from anxiety?

Possible but...: Possible, but i'd rule out other causes first. Of course anxiety or stress can disrupt a woman's menstrual cycle, but it's not as common as many people think. Blaming anxiety is usually better reserved for after you've ruled out other plausible causes. ...Read more

Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
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No Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Absent periods is a symptom in which a girl does not have menses (menstrual periods) at an age when other girls do have menses. Hormonal problems or birth defects in some of the female organs ...Read more