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What are the symptoms of amenorrhea?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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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