Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea Information

Amenorrhea is defined either as failure of menarche by age 16, regardless of the presence or absence of secondary sexual characteristics, or as the absence of menstruation for 6 months in a women with previous periodic menses. Amenorrhea can be categorized into two types -

Primary Amenorrhea - Amenorrhea in a women who has never menstruated.
Secondary Amenorrhea - It is the cessation of menses.

Causes of Amenorrhea

Because some disorders can cause both primary and secondary Amenorrhea, we prefer a functional classification based on the nature of the underlying defect, namely, anatomic defects of the outflow tract (uterus, cervix, or vagina), ovarian failure and chronic anovolution.

Anatomic defects for Amenorrhea

Anatomic defects of the outflow tract include congential defects of vagina, important hymen, transverse vaginal septa, cervical stenosis, intrauterine adhesions, absence of the vagina or uterus and urine maldevelopment. The diagnosis of an anatomic defect is usually made by physical examination but may be confirmed by demonstrating failure of bleeding following administration of estrogen plus a progestogen or hysteroscopy may be helpful in defining the defect.

Women with chronic anovulation fail to ovulate spontaneously but have the capability of oveulating with appropriate therapy. In some women with chronic anovulation, total estrogen production is adequate, but it is not secreted in a cyclic fashion. In others, estrogen production is deficient.





Women Medical Diseases

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Ovulatory cycles
Anovulatory Cycles
Amenorrhea
Pelvic Pain
Premenstrual or Menstrual Pain
Uterine Pain
Adnexal Pain
Vulvar or Vaginal Pain
Perimenopause
Menopause
Pre Menopause
Vaginitis
Adenomyosis
Ahumada-Del Castillo syndrome
Anovulatory cycles
Asherman's syndrome
Atrophic vaginitis
Enterocoele


Leukaemia
Lice-infestation
Lichen-planus
vulvodynia symptom
celebrex vulvodynia
Best vulvodynia treatment
dysesthetic vulvodynia
cause of vulvodynia
Cervical ectropion
Cervical mucous
Cervical polyp
Cystocoele
Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Lipoma
Lliver-cirrhosis
Wart
Wernicke-korsakoff-syndrome
Bartholin gland cyst

 



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