6 doctors weighed in:
How do you help someone with amenorrhea get back on a regular schedule?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on cause
There are many causes of amenorrhea, and thus treatment depends on cause.
If due to pcos, then weight loss, exercise, lifestyle change and medications can help. If due to athlete's triad (underweight), then increasing body fat percentage may help. If due to other hormonal (thyroid, prolactin, androgen, etc), or anatomic causes (pituitary, ovaries, uterus, etc), then need to address specific issue.

In brief: Depends on cause
There are many causes of amenorrhea, and thus treatment depends on cause.
If due to pcos, then weight loss, exercise, lifestyle change and medications can help. If due to athlete's triad (underweight), then increasing body fat percentage may help. If due to other hormonal (thyroid, prolactin, androgen, etc), or anatomic causes (pituitary, ovaries, uterus, etc), then need to address specific issue.
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Translation PCOS= polycystic ovary syndrome- lay people may not be familiar with the abbreviation...
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors