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What are the long-term effects of secondary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Depends on the cause

If the amenorrhea is due to not ovulating, we worry about uterine cancer and hyperplasia as well as issues that may be related to the cause such as diabetes or heart disease.
If the amenorrhea is related to low estrogen such as in anorexia or early menopause, we worry about osteoporosis, and again any medical issues related to the cause.

In brief: Depends on the cause

If the amenorrhea is due to not ovulating, we worry about uterine cancer and hyperplasia as well as issues that may be related to the cause such as diabetes or heart disease.
If the amenorrhea is related to low estrogen such as in anorexia or early menopause, we worry about osteoporosis, and again any medical issues related to the cause.
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