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Amenorrhea (cont.)

Amenorrhea Symptoms

Amenorrhea is a symptom of an underlying disorder rather than a condition in and of itself. Additional symptoms may be present depending on the associated condition.

  • Galactorrhea (breasts produce milk in a woman who is not pregnant or breastfeeding), headache, or reduced peripheral vision could be a sign of an intracranial tumor.
  • Increased hair growth in a male pattern (hirsutism) may be caused by excess androgen (a hormone that encourages development of male sex characteristics).
  • Vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, or disordered sleep may be a sign of ovarian insufficiency or premature ovarian failure.
  • Noticeable weight gain or weight loss may be present.
  • Excessive anxiety may be present in women with associated psychiatric abnormalities.
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Amenorrhea - Causes

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Amenorrhea, Primary »

Primary amenorrhea is the failure of menses to occur by age 16 years, in the presence of normal growth and secondary sexual characteristics.

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