Primary Amenorrhea - Causes

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Causes

The reasons for Amenorrhea can be man-made, like excessive exercising or dieting, obsessive eating or it could be due to complicated underlying abnormalities.

The reasons for Primary Amenorrhea are wide and varied. The main causes for delayed or lack of menstruation has is roots in natural causes like heredity or malnutrition or in a malady related to the endocrine system, as in the case of Hypothyroidism. Structural abnormalities like an abnormal uterus or an obstructed vaginal tract could indicate underlying, Congenital, Chromosomal or Gynecological anomalies. Some other commonly observed causes are:

  • Extreme weight loss as in the case of Anorexia or Bulimia.
  • Over-weight or Obesity
  • Excessive physical activity
  • Chromosomal abnormalities like Turner's Syndrome
  • Being on drugs like Tranquillizers or Anti-depressants
  • Chronic Illness
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Closed Hymen ( a membrane of the vaginal opening)

References:

  1. Balachander,G; Raghavan, G; Rajaram, SS (1993)
  2. J.Obstetrics and. Gynaecology of India, 43(4): 599-604

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rohina

hi,i have suffered from same problem ,primary amenorrhea. i m 30 years old .i have small size uterus, was on hormonal therapy for so many years. is there any chances of pregnancy if i get married. plz let me inform any best dr. for this issue.

My wife is primary amenorrhea patient n age is 30 years,married before two years,get 3 time 17mm 3 or 4 follicles,we want baby soon plz help us

Hello mam My wife is 19 year old and she face at this time amenorrhea around two month her period is fully blocked from two month, so what i do mam plz-plz mention me mam

i hv a problem of it i m 19 period not coming breast not devolpe and ovry size .5 little nd harmones are less wht shuold for become ok

tammycammy

i used to have regular period until I took emergency conraceptive pills. Now I am three months delayed and the PTs that I took are negative. What should I do?

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