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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 and surgery. Medications to treat secondary amenorrhea are directed at treating the underlying problem. These may include thyroid supplements if the cause is thyroid related. 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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How is amenorrhea further classified?
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Is it ever normal to experience amenorrhea?
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What is the duration of amenorrhea?
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