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Are there medications to treat secondary amenorrhea?

Treatment options for secondary amenorrhea will vary based on the cause of the absent period. Secondary amenorrhea treatments may include regulating your weight, reduced exercise, therapy, hormones, surgery, and medication to address any underlying conditions.

If your secondary amenorrhea is caused by being significantly over- or underweight your doctor may recommend gaining or losing weight to get your body's menstrual cycle back to normal, If your period is absent due to overexercise, revising your diet and exercise program may help your period to return. If you are affected by secondary amenorrhea due to anxiety, stress, or an eating disorder, it may be helpful to see a therapist to address those issues.

Hormone supplements may be used to correct an imbalance that exists in your body due to thyroid or pituitary gland issues. Surgery may be necessary to remove a tumor or correct reproductive abnormalities that affect your body's ability to menstruate.

 

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