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What could be the cause of the primary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several

It could just be late puberty, but it could be a pituitary problem (like prolactin over secretion or pituitary hormone deficiencies), an ovarian problem (like turners syndrome) or a structural problem (like congenital absence if the uterus).
Depending on age and family history, a thorough work up should be done.

In brief: Several

It could just be late puberty, but it could be a pituitary problem (like prolactin over secretion or pituitary hormone deficiencies), an ovarian problem (like turners syndrome) or a structural problem (like congenital absence if the uterus).
Depending on age and family history, a thorough work up should be done.
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lots of reasons!

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.

In brief: Lots of reasons!

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.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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