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What are the symptoms of secondary amenorrhea?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The primary symptom of secondary amenorrhea is lack of menstruation for at least three months, if prior periods were regular. If periods had been irregular, a doctor will look for an absent period for six months or more before diagnosing secondary amenorrhea. Additional symptoms may include pimples, voice change, unusual hair growth, vision problems, and headaches.

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