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Secondary amenorrhea is a symptom that can be indicative of a more serious underlying condition.
Primary and Secondary Amenorrhea, Update on Mechanisms of Hormone Action-Focus on Metabolism, Growth and Reproduction, Prof.
Secondary amenorrhea is defined as the absence of menses for three months in a woman with previously normal menstruation.
Also you may experience secondary amenorrhea because of problems affecting the pituitary, thyroid or adrenal gland.
About 14(31%) of patients had oligomenorrhea and 8(18%) had secondary amenorrhea.
However, the dancers did report experiencing secondary amenorrhea significantly more than controls (41.
I will discuss its use in the treatment of secondary amenorrhea.
A woman with amenorrhea may be further classified as premenarche, primary amenorrhea, nontraumatic secondary amenorrhea (which includes any type of secondary amenorrhea not related to spinal cord trauma), or traumatic secondary amenorrhea.
Marshal (1994) classifies amenorrhea as primary or secondary and defines them as follows: primary amenorrhea or delayed menarche is defined as not having experienced a single menstrual cycle by the age of 16 and secondary amenorrhea is the absence of menses for six months or a length of time equivalent to at least three of the woman's previous menstrual cycle lengths.
When a patient's weight is less than 85% of what's expected and there is secondary amenorrhea, then it doesn't matter whether there is binge eating or purging.
However, pregnancy is the most common cause of secondary amenorrhea and must be ruled out prior to further testing (Kiningham, Apgar, & Schwenk, 1996).