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What kind of doctor sees somebody for amenorrhea?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for amenorrhea?

OBGYN: Primary care physician, obgyn, endocrinologist, fertility doc if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...Read more


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How long can I wait with amenorrhea to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with amenorrhea to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If you are of menopausal age, it can probably wait until your next scheduled appt. If you are younger than that, a few months. Do a pregnancy test. And do not assume you will not get pregnant, still use contraception. ...Read more

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What can I use for amenorrhea if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for amenorrhea if I don't have a doctor?

Amenorrhea: I presume you are of menstrual age and may be having this condition. It really is not a good idea to deal with amenorrhea without professional help. A lot of conditions can cause this and oftentimes, you will need proper evaluation and treatment. I don"t recommend self- medication. If you don't have a doctor, this website (healthtap) is a good start. ...Read more

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What can I do for my amenorrhea without going to a doctor?

See your doctor: I know that's not the answer you're looking for, but you need to find the cause of the amenorrhea. There is a wide range of options and it is in your best interest to find the cause and treat it if necessary. Keep yourself healthy! ...Read more

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Which doctor should be consulted for the problem of primary amenorrhea?

Ob/Gyn or Endocrin.: Primary amenorrhea is when a girl has not had her period by age 16. Ob/gyns and endocrinologists can talk with the girl and her parents to find out why she has not had her first menstrual period. ...Read more

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Is there anything doctors can do to reverse amenorrhea? Are there any medications that doctors can give that will end amenorrhea? .

Is there anything doctors can do to reverse amenorrhea? Are there any medications that doctors can give that will end amenorrhea? .

Depends on the cause: If your brain isn't signalling for an egg release from your ovary, you won't have a signal for your periods either; that's usually the cause of amenorrhea. Often it's a hormonal imbalance--Thyroid, Prolactin, LH, FSH, Hcg should be checked. Your doctor can also induce a period as well w/ OCPs. If you've NEVER had a period, you should get an US to make sure you have normal uterus/vagina/ovaries. ...Read more

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Is there anything doctors can do to reverse amenorrhea? Are there any medications that doctors can give that will end amenorrhea? .

The Answer is yes: But you need to go see a gynecologist who will need to check your hormonal balance and correct it with the use of female hormone supplements. Most woemn recover from amenorrhea with the help of medications from the gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do u know if u have post pill amenorrhea? Can u still get pregnant during this time? Can a doc give you anything to help? Is it caused by stress?

Post-pil amenorrhea?: This means having no periods for a while - like months to over a year - after stopping bc pills. Women who had irregular periods before starting the pills are at greatest risk. You can get pregnant during the time of amenorrhea (no periods) if you ovulate and have unprotected sex. So be sure to use a "barrier method, " foam & condoms, etc., to protect yourself. Stress induced? Don't know. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can doctors prescribe the birth control pill with primary amenorrhea?

Can doctors prescribe the birth control pill with primary amenorrhea?

Yes: First and evaluation should be done to find the cause to see if it can be treated. Hormone replacement of some type should be used if the periods can not be started naturally. ...Read more

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Can doctors prescribe birth control pills for women with primary amenorrhea?

Maybe: Whether or not your doctor will want to prescribe birth control pills for you depends on the cause of your primary amenorrhea. You should see a doctor to determine whether you are not having periods because of hormones, anatomy, or another cause. This will guide treatment of your amenorrhea and help determine your best contraceptive options. ...Read more

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Amenorrhea dueto pcos. Started progesterone pills 7 days ago to start cycle. Today is 8th day and no period. How long should I wait b4 calling doc?

Amenorrhea dueto pcos. Started progesterone pills 7 days ago to start cycle. Today is 8th day and no period. How long should I wait b4 calling doc?

When you stop it: Were you given the progesterone for 10 days? If so then we would expect you to have a period when you stop taking the progesterone. If you do not have a period at that point then call your GYN. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have amenorrhea when you have PCOS and fibroids? Doc said the PCOS was "protecting" me from the heavy periods caused by fibroids.

Yes: Amenorrhea due to pcos is common due to no ovulation but it is not a good thing or protection because eventually you will have a very heavy period after couple of months
Evaluation by a doctor is important for follow up ...Read more

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My doctor gave me vitamin E supplement for my amenorrhea. Does that mean I have vitamin E deficiency? Is it dangerous?

My doctor gave me vitamin E supplement for my amenorrhea. Does that mean I have vitamin E deficiency? Is it dangerous?

No: This doesn't mean there is a vitamin e deficiency. It's not likely to be harmful. But there isn't any research support that it's helpful either. It may be a good idea to get a second opinion from a board certified gynecologist if possible. ...Read more

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What could cause 2 years of amenorrhea, fatigue, weakness and weight gain? My doctor ruled out pcos and thyroid. Now getting severe headaches...

Pituitary enlargemen: One possible explanation is an enlargement of the pituitary gland and the cells that make a hormone called prolactin. This hormone is normally increased in pregnancy and breastfeeding. If elevated at other times, the symptoms you describe along with a decrease in the range of vision, especially laterally, can also be noted. You should seek medical care immediately to have the proper testing pe. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old I have amenorrehea, but need to have a child. Can you let me know what I can do to help. I have been to doctors but nothing work.?

Primary amenorrhea?: If you have never had a period, you may need to see a reproductive endocrinologist to make a diagnosis and discuss treatment options ...Read more

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Hi doctor im primigravida of 26weeks of amenorrhoea. I'm getting mild difficulty in breathing. What is the cause of it. Tell exercises that can bedone.

Hi doctor im primigravida of 26weeks of amenorrhoea. I'm getting mild difficulty in breathing. What is the cause of it. Tell exercises that can bedone.

Shortness of breath: Is common as pregnancy advances: the enlarging uterus pushes upwards against the diaphragm preventing its full range of motion. Relatively rapid weight gain also taxes your system. Experts recommend continuing to exercise (walk, ride bike, swim); just pause when too short of breath. Exercise seems to help breathing mechanisms work more efficiently. ...Read more

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I was put on prometrium (micronized progesterone) by doc bc secondary ammenorhea. I finished 10 days pack. How long it usually takes to start bleeding.?

I was put on prometrium (micronized progesterone) by doc bc secondary ammenorhea. I finished 10 days pack. How long it usually takes to start bleeding.?

2 to 3 days: The withdrawal bleeding should start 1 or 2 days after completing the prometrium (micronized progesterone). If you do not have a period then additional evaluation (ultrasound, lab work, EMB, etc) may be needed. ...Read more

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Would you consider spotting for 3days a period? Had a tubal ligation 5months ago. My doctors are considering taking my uterus cuz of absent periods

Would you consider spotting for 3days a period? Had a tubal ligation 5months ago. My doctors are considering taking my uterus cuz of absent periods

Can't say: You would have to track your cycle over the next 3-6 months to determine the pattern. Hysterectomy is not a reasonable treatment option for absent periods ...Read more

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Can I see an endocrinologist for amenorrhea? Haven't had a cycle since 19. I'm now 37 & want to get pregnant. Insurance won't cover fertility special

Can I see an endocrinologist for amenorrhea? Haven't had a cycle since 19. I'm now 37 & want to get pregnant. Insurance won't cover fertility special

May be it has to.: If you haven't had a period in almost 20 years, you will likely need help getting pregnant. Are you sure that your insurance won't cover fertility treatment? It varies from state to state, but many have laws requiring that health insurance policies cover fertility treatment. I recommend that you start by seeing a gynecologist and take it from there. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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What can I take for secondary amenorrhea? My previous gyno preformed all test to see what was causing it and the all came back fine. I have no dr now

Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a pill which usually will bring on a period if you are not pregnant and your tests are normal. It requires a prescription and if your preg test is negative your former gyn will likely prescribe it. ...Read more

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What's 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?

Lack of periods..: Anytime after you had periods as teenager.

Most common cause is pregnancy! ...Read more

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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

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Could it be something bad if I have amenorrhea?

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

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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

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What are treatments of primary amenorrhea?

Many: It is very important to get a full work up for primary amenorrhea. Depending on the etiology tx can vary from: observation to surgical treatment. Work up and etiologies can vary depending on the pts age. ...Read more

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How to overcome amenorrhea/ loss of periods?

Find cause: First and necessary is to identify the cause. There are many possible reasons. Do you miss occasional periods or many months in a row? . Obviously for only a few missed, pregnancy needs to be checked. Hormone imbalances, ovary dysfunction, stress, infection are all possibilities and needs a medical professional to evaluate. Sometimes the reason (s) are not found. ...Read more

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Its IVF the only solution for primary amenorrhea?

Depends on why?: If all of the reproductive organs are present and the pituitary/ovarian connection is intact then it is possible to "jumpstart" menstrual periods. If the fallopian tubes are absent then ivf may the only choice. Consult with a gyn/fertility md for conclusive answers. ...Read more

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If you have amenorrhea, does it hurt to have sex?

No.: Amenorrhea is not a painful condition, but if there is low hormone level, there may be some dryness in the tissue which could make intercourse painful. Talk with your gynecologist to determine if lubricants or hormone replacement would be most helpful. ...Read more