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What are the symptoms of secondary amenorrhea?

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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Is it ever normal to experience amenorrhea?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Amenorrhea can be caused by a number of different conditions. Primary amenorrhea (when menstruation ...
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What do I need to know when caring for someone with amenorrhea?
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Amenorrhea can have a number of causes and can happen to almost any woman. If someone you know has n...
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How is amenorrhea treated?
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Depending on the cause of amenorrhea, a few medications can be prescribed to help resume regular men...
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How common is amenorrhea?
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At any given time secondary amenorrhea occurs in less than five percent of women who have reached a ...
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