What are the symptoms of amenorrhea?

The symptoms of amenorrhea vary depending on its cause. Often, amenorrhea has little to no other symptoms. But if the cause is related to a hormonal imbalance, symptoms of amenorrhea can include: excess facial hair, a deeper voice, acne, hot flashes, nipple discharges, visual problems, or vaginal dryness. Primary amenorrhea is defined as an absence of menstruation by the age of 16. Usually, secondary amenorrhea is indicated by a lack of menstruation for at least three to six months.

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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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Is it ever normal to experience amenorrhea?
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Women can also stop having menstrual cycles on the birth control pills, this is called pill amenorrh...
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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 increases my risk for amenorrhea?
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Because amenorrhea can be caused by a number of conditions, several risk factors must be considered:...
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