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Primary Amenorrhea - Signs and Symptoms

Last Updated on Apr 03, 2008
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Signs and Symptoms

No menstruation even after the age of 16 is the most prominent symptom of Primary Amenorrhea.

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The signs of Primary Amenorrhea include those that are visible or known to the patient like lack of menstruation and lack of puberty signs. The signs usually vary from individual to individual and, most often, may be difficult to assess without the help of a qualified medical practitioner. The signs may be caused by the underlying causes of Primary Amenorrhaea, like a Chromosomal Aberration or may be manifestations of the disease itself.

Most prominent signs include:

  • Lack of Menstruation by age 16, which may or may not be devoid of signs of puberty.
  • If caused by Chromosomal abnormalities, symptoms such as short stature, webbed neck or mental retardation may also be noted.
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  • Extreme Obesity in some, while in others there may be Weight Loss.
  • Ovarian Failure or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
  • Structural abnormalities of the uterus and vagina.
  • Gonadotropin releasing factor (GnRH) deficiency.
  • Hypothyroidism

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.

raheel123

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

rahul.raj

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

Ainny

Its called secondary amenorrhoea consult a good dr

zoha1

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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