How is amenorrhea treated?

Depending on the cause of amenorrhea, a few medications can be prescribed to help resume regular menstrual cycles. If the cause is related to a hormonal imbalance such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), amenorrhea and its other symptoms can be treated with hormone medication such as oral or other hormone-based contraceptives. Sometimes, amenorrhea is caused by a reproductive system disorder such as a dysfunctional pituitary gland (the gland that regulates the reproductive system at the base of the brain), or a dysfunctional thyroid (a gland in the neck that controls the body's sensitivity to hormones). In these cases, medication can be prescribed to treat the disorder and regulate the menstrual cycle.

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