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The absence of menses in a woman who has achieved reproductive age

Symptoms of Amenorrhoea

The following features are indicative of Amenorrhoea:
  • milky nipple discharge
  • hair loss
  • headache
  • vision changes
  • excess facial hair
  • pelvic pain
  • acne
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Common Causes of Amenorrhoea

The following are the most common causes of Amenorrhoea:
  • hormonal imbalances
  • emotional distress
  • menopause
  • ovarian syndrome
  • breastfeeding

Risk Factors for Amenorrhoea

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Amenorrhoea:
  • family history
  • eating disorders
  • athletic training

Prevention of Amenorrhoea

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Amenorrhoea. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • balanced diet
  • regular exercise
  • avoid alcohol
  • avoid smoking

Occurrence of Amenorrhoea

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Amenorrhoea cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Amenorrhoea most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 14-35 years

Common Gender

Amenorrhoea most commonly occurs in the following gender:
  • Female

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Amenorrhoea

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Amenorrhoea:
  • Pelvic examination: To inspect the vagina, cervix, fallopian tubes, vulva, ovaries, and uterus problems
  • Thyroid function test: To measure the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level in the blood
  • Ovary function test: To measure the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Prolactin test: To measure the level of prolactin hormone
  • Ultrasound: To detect the abnormalities in reproductive organs

Doctor for Diagnosis of Amenorrhoea

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Amenorrhoea:
  • Gynaecologist

Complications of Amenorrhoea if untreated

Yes, Amenorrhoea causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Amenorrhoea is left untreated:
  • infertility
  • osteoporosis

Procedures for Treatment of Amenorrhoea

The following procedures are used to treat Amenorrhoea:
  • Laparoscopic surgery: To prevent or reduce the risk of ovarian cancer

Medicines for Amenorrhoea

Below is the list of medicines used for Amenorrhoea:

Self-care for Amenorrhoea

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Amenorrhoea:
  • Avoid alcohol consumption: Helps to prevent amenorrhea
  • Diet: High intake milk, fresh fruits, and vegetables and avoid junk foods
  • Exercise: Helps to reduce stress caused by amenorrhea
  • Maintaining a healthy weight: Helps to balance hormone levels

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Amenorrhoea

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Amenorrhoea:
  • Take nutritional supplements: Vitamin B6 supplements may reduce high prolactin levels and calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K helps to reduce risk of amenorrhoea

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Amenorrhoea.

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