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How does secondary amenorrhea affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
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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