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Should I talk to my doctor about my primary amenorrhea symptoms?

The main symptom of primary amenorrhea is being over 16 years of age and not ever having started menstruation. Other symptoms may accompany the absence of your period, including pimples, an unusual amount of hair on the body and face, problems with vision and headaches. If there are no signs of puberty, like pubic hair or breast development, than the lack of physical puberty signs may also be a symptom of primary amenorrhea.

If you are 16 and have yet to have your first menstrual period, talk to your doctor about symptoms of primary amenorrhea. Girls who do not exhibit signs of puberty like pubic or armpit hair and enlarged breasts by age 14, and definitely by age 16, should talk to their doctor about primary amenorrhea. It is also important to share with your doctor any family history of late or absent periods in the women in your family, as well as any genetic factors that may affect genital and reproductive development.

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