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

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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
Answer assisted by Andrea Knittel, Medical Student
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Depending on the findings during medical workup, a women with amenorrhea can be prescribed ocp such as in the case of pcos.
Of course pregnancy, hypothyroidism, high prolactin and hypogonadism must be ruled out.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the findings during medical workup, a women with amenorrhea can be prescribed ocp such as in the case of pcos.
Of course pregnancy, hypothyroidism, high prolactin and hypogonadism must be ruled out.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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