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What is the rate of incidence for secondary amenorrhea?

In the U.S. the incident rate of secondary amenorrhea, caused by something other than pregnancy, is approximately four percent. Secondary amenorrhea, when your menstrual period stops for a period of six months or more, is more common than primary amenorrhea, which is if you've never had a menstrual period. You are more likely to have secondary amenorrhea if you have a body fat percentage under 17 percent.

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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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What is amenorrhea?
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Some women experience the absence of menstrual periods or extremely light periods; this is called am...
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Are there medications to treat secondary amenorrhea?
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Treatment options for secondary amenorrhea will vary based on the cause of the absent period. Second...
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What is primary amenorrhea?
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Primary amenorrhea is when a girl 16 or older has not received her first period, also known as begin...
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