Advertisement

Is secondary amenorrhea serious?

Secondary amenorrhea does not have a life-threatening impact on its own, but it may be a sign of something serious. Secondary amenorrhea may result from excess uterine lining. This condition, called endometrial hyperplasia, can lead to uterine cancer.

Women who are concerned with fertility may be more seriously impacted by secondary amenorrhea. Absence of menstruation generally means that you are not ovulating. Without ovulation, conception can be very difficult and can make secondary amenorrhea a serious problem for women who are trying to conceive. This can be emotionally difficult for women.

Continue Learning about Amenorrhea

What causes amenorrhea?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Because menstruation is a necessary bodily function in women, amenorrhea is usually a symptom rather...
More Answers
How can surgery affect amenorrhea?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Other illnesses affect primary amenorrhea by creating hormone imbalances and nutrient absorption pro...
More Answers
Are there medications to treat primary amenorrhea?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Treatment options for primary amenorrhea will vary based on the cause of the absent period. Primary ...
More Answers
What is the duration of amenorrhea?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
The duration of amenorrhea depends entirely on its cause. In some cases of primary amenorrhea caused...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.