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Causes of Amenorrhea

Causes of Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea can have many different causes. Causes of primary amenorrhea (when the woman has not had her first period) include, but are not limited to chromosomal abnormalities, pituitary or adrenal gland tumors, obesity, pregnancy, malnutrition and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Secondary amenorrhea (when a woman stops having periods after normal menstruation) may be caused by menopause, pregnancy, over-exercising, malnutrition, stress and polycystic ovarian syndrome, among other causes.

List of causes of Amenorrhea

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Amenorrhea) that could possibly cause Amenorrhea includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Amenorrhea

Causes of Amenorrhea (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Amenorrhea that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Amenorrhea: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Amenorrhea, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Amenorrhea:

Amenorrhea: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Amenorrhea: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Amenorrhea:

  • Pregnancy-caused amenorrhea
  • Dietary amenorrhea - from weight loss, but not with psychological problems such as anorexia nervosa.
  • Dysponderal amenorrhea - weight-related from obesity or excessive thinness (e.g. anorexia nervosa).
  • Primary amenorrhea - failure to occur at puberty.
  • Relative amenorrhea - reduced menstrual flow.
  • Premenopausal amenorrhea - reduction or absence due to menopause.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Amenorrhea: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Amenorrhea as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Amenorrhea as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Amenorrhea. Our database lists the following as having Amenorrhea as a complication of that condition:

Amenorrhea as a symptom:

Conditions listing Amenorrhea as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Amenorrhea. Our database lists the following as having Amenorrhea as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Amenorrhea:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Amenorrhea as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Medical news summaries relating to Amenorrhea:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Amenorrhea:

Related information on causes of Amenorrhea:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Amenorrhea may be found in:


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