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Are there medications to treat primary amenorrhea?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Treatment options for primary amenorrhea will vary based on the cause of the absent period. Primary amenorrhea treatments may include hormones, surgery and medication to address any underlying conditions.

Medications to treat primary amenorrhea include hormone supplements, radiation, and nutritional therapy. Depending on the cause of primary amenorrhea, you may be given medication to address the issue in hopes of bringing about your first menstrual cycle. Hormone supplements are often prescribed to bring on your first menstrual period if a lack or imbalance of hormones is determined to be the cause. Radiation medications may be used to treat tumors or glands that are overactive. Nutritional therapy and related treatments, including medications like antidepressants, are used to help with malnutrition and weight issues that require correction before menstruation may begin.

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