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What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No periods

If you had periods, and now you don't, you could be pregnant, or you could have a hormone abnormality from the pituitary, or hypothyroidism.
Women who exercise excessively sometimes stop having periods, or women with anorexia nervosa who get too thin.

In brief: No periods

If you had periods, and now you don't, you could be pregnant, or you could have a hormone abnormality from the pituitary, or hypothyroidism.
Women who exercise excessively sometimes stop having periods, or women with anorexia nervosa who get too thin.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Robert Lang
If you are young, and continue to have amenorrhea, you will most likely have bone loss due to the lack of estrogen. Young women will usually be treated with hormones if there is no other treatment to restore your periods
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No ovulation

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: No ovulation

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.
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