Amenorrhea Treatment

The menstrual cycle in women is essential to reproductive health. When menstruation is absent or extremely delayed, this is the condition known as amenorrhea. Amenorrhea can affect women of any age. This condition can lead to infertility issues.

Depending on the underlying cause, there are amenorrhea treatments available. Request more information today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Amenorrhea Symptoms

The symptom most often associated with amenorrhea is obvious: the absence of a menstrual period. In certain women, missing a period may cause other symptoms. Some other problems associated with amenorrhea include:

Whether a missing period is cause for alarm varies depending on the age of the woman. For adult women, three missed periods is a common benchmark. For adolescent girls, if a menstrual period has not occurred by age 15, it may be a case of amenorrhea.

Amenorrhea Causes

There are many different causes of amenorrhea. Some of these causes occur for natural reasons, including:

Some women also experience amenorrhea as a part of hormonal birth control, including oral pills and intrauterine devices. Sometimes this amenorrhea can continue after the birth control is no longer being used.

Other possible amenorrhea causes include:

Most amenorrhea causes are broken out in to two categories: primary and secondary. Primary causes stem from illnesses and other genetic conditions and secondary causes include pregnancy, menopause, PCOS or birth control.

Amenorrhea Treatment

The treatment of amenorrhea varies greatly depending on the underlying cause. In general, treatment targets the specific disorder or lifestyle habit that led to the missed period. Some possible amenorrhea treatments include:

Which specific method is used is dependent on the amenorrhea cause. If the issue is caused by early menopause or PCOS, hormone therapy or hormonal birth control may be the most likely choice. If it's caused by problems with the reproductive organs themselves, surgery may be the best option.

Request More Information Today

Amenorrhea can wreak havoc on a woman's system and make achieving fertility difficult. Request more information about amenorrhea diagnosis and treatment today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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