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Amenorrhea (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Consult a health care professional if a girl is 14 years old and her secondary sexual characteristics (for example, breast development and pubic hair) have not started to develop, or a girl is 16 years old and has not had her first menstrual period.

For women who have already begun menstruating, they should see a health care professional if they have missed three consecutive menstrual periods.

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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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