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Amenorrhea Treatment in Laguna Hills, CA

Amenorrhea Treatment in Laguna Hills, CA

The menstrual cycle in women is essential to reproductive health. When menstruation is absent or extremely delayed, this is the condition known as amenorrhea. Amenorrhea can affect women of any age. This condition can lead to infertility issues.

Depending on the underlying cause, there are amenorrhea treatments available. Request more information today: Call (949) 829-4929 or contact Dr. Brian Koperek online.

Amenorrhea Symptoms

The symptom most often associated with amenorrhea is obvious: the absence of a menstrual period. In certain women, missing a period may cause other symptoms. Some other problems associated with amenorrhea include:

  • Hair loss
  • Frequent headaches
  • Facial hair growth
  • Pelvic pain
  • Acne
  • Vision problems

Whether a missing period is cause for alarm varies depending on the age of the woman. For adult women, three missed periods is a common benchmark. For adolescent girls, if a menstrual period has not occurred by age 15, it may be a case of amenorrhea.

Amenorrhea Causes

There are many different causes of amenorrhea. Some of these causes occur for natural reasons, including:

  • Menopause
  • Recent pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding a child

Some women also experience amenorrhea as a part of hormonal birth control, including oral pills and intrauterine devices. Sometimes this amenorrhea can continue after the birth control is no longer being used.

Other possible amenorrhea causes include:

  • Low body weight
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature menopause (perimenopause)
  • Post-hysterectomy menopause
  • Birth defects
  • Uterine scarring
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Certain medications
  • Excessive athletic training

Most amenorrhea causes are broken out in to two categories: primary and secondary. Primary causes stem from illnesses and other genetic conditions and secondary causes include pregnancy, menopause, PCOS or birth control.

Amenorrhea Treatment

The treatment of amenorrhea varies greatly depending on the underlying cause. In general, treatment targets the specific disorder or lifestyle habit that led to the missed period. Some possible amenorrhea treatments include:

Which specific method is used is dependent on the amenorrhea cause. If the issue is caused by early menopause or PCOS, hormone therapy or hormonal birth control may be the most likely choice. If it's caused by problems with the reproductive organs themselves, surgery may be the best option.

Request More Information Today

Amenorrhea can wreak havoc on a woman's system and make achieving fertility difficult. Request more information about amenorrhea diagnosis and treatment today: Call (949) 829-4929 or contact Dr. Brian Koperek online.

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