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How can surgery affect amenorrhea?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Other illnesses affect primary amenorrhea by creating hormone imbalances and nutrient absorption problems that often cause the condition. Hormone imbalances can be created by illnesses that affect the glands in a girl’s body that produce necessary hormones for growth and development. Conditions like Cushing disease, hypothyroidism, and adrenogenital syndrome are all disorders that affect the way your body produces hormones that ultimately affect growth and development. Cystic fibrosis and (rarely) celiac disease are two illnesses that prevent a young girl’s body from being able to absorb the necessary vitamins and minerals required to develop at a normal rate. Both illnesses essentially cause malnutrition and can delay development, including the beginning of menstruation. Secondary amenorrhea may also be said to be caused by illnesses, including polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid problems, pituitary tumors, Fragile X syndrome, or scar tissue in the uterus.

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