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Primary Amenorrhea Causes

Amenorrhea could be described as the absence of menstrual periods. A diagnosis of primary amenorrhea is made if a young woman has reached the age of 16 and has never had a menstrual period. A diagnosis of secondary amenorrhea is made is a woman who has been menstruating stops having menstrual periods for six months or more.

Primary amenorrhea can be the result of an outflow blockage. In some women, a genetic variation causes irregular development of the uterus and vagina or results in these organs never developing at all.

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Symptoms and Treatment

Hypothalamic AmenorrheaIf a woman has not had a menstrual period by the time she turns 16, she has primary amenorrhea. One of the most common causes of amenorrhea is ovary depletion. In some women, genetic abnormalities cause the female reproductive organs to develop irregularly or not at all. For example, a woman may not develop a uterus or vagina. The physician will also check to see if there is outflow obstruction.
Diseases or tumors of the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus are one cause of hypothalamic amenorrhea.