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Is there a cure for primary amenorrhea?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Depending on the cause of primary amenorrhea, a cure may be possible. Primary amenorrhea that is caused by tumors, weight problems, malnutrition, hormonal issues, reproductive malformation, and some long-term illnesses can be cured once the underlying condition is eliminated.

If primary amenorrhea is brought on by certain conditions, like Turner's syndrome, genetic disorders, and chromosomal abnormalities, a cure will not be available. In instances where a cure is not possible, medications exist that will help prevent harmful health consequences of low reproductive hormones. These include osteoporosis, early cardiovascular disease, and other issues.

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