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How does secondary amenorrhea affect the body?

Secondary amenorrhea, if it continues long term, can affect the body in a number of ways. It can elevate a woman's risk for osteoporosis, which is a disease that makes the bones brittle. A woman who has had secondary amenorrhea for a long time may have trouble getting pregnant, even when using fertility drugs. The condition may also cause endometrial hyperplasia, a build up of the uterine lining, which may lead to uterine cancer.
 

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How is amenorrhea further classified?
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Amenorrhea can be further classified into ovulatory amenorrhea (when an egg is released) and anovula...
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Is there a cure for primary amenorrhea?
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Depending on the cause of primary amenorrhea, a cure may be possible. Primary amenorrhea that is cau...
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What causes amenorrhea?
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Because menstruation is a necessary bodily function in women, amenorrhea is usually a symptom rather...
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What is the duration of amenorrhea?
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The duration of amenorrhea depends entirely on its cause. In some cases of primary amenorrhea caused...
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