Glossary for Primary amenorrhea
Medical terms related to Primary amenorrhea or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Ameloblastoma: A congenital tumor of the pituitary gland. Also called craniopharyngioma, craniopharyngeal duct tumor, pituitary adamantinoma or Rathke's pouch tumor.
- Amenorrhea: Absence of menstrual periods.
- Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: Females with male XY genetics but inability to respond to testosterone.
- Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
- Aromatase deficiency: A congenital deficiency of the enzyme called aromatase which is needed to convert androgens to estrogens.
- Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
- Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
- Chondrodysplasia, acromesomelic, with genital anomalies: A very rare condition characterized by severe limb malformations and genital anomalies. The reported case involved related parents.
- Chronic Illness: Any form of continuing chronic illness.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Dosage-sensitive sex reversal: A genetic defect resulting in a sex reversal in people with a normal 46,XY karyotype. Thus a genetic male may develop female external genitalia. The severity of the condition is variable with external genitalia ranging from female to ambiguous to male.
- Eating disorders: Various mental disorders impairing normal eating or appetite.
- Eating symptoms: Symptoms related to eating.
- Exercise symptoms: Symptoms related to or triggered by exercise
- FSH-resistant ovaries (FSH-RO): A recessively inherited disorder where the ovaries are unable to respond to the follicle stimulating hormone which results in symptoms such as lack of menstruation and infertility.
- Female genital symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female genital organs.
- Female reproductive symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female reproductive organs.
- Female sexual symptoms: Symptoms of the female sexual organs.
- Follicle-stimulating hormone deficiency, isolated: A genetic disorder characterized by the deficiency of follicle-stimulating hormone which primarily affects fertility.
- Genital symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sex organs.
- Gonadal dysgenesis: The abnormal development of gonads which means that the sex hormones are not being produced. The gonads are the primary reproductive organs - testes in males and ovaries in females. These organs produced sperm and eggs as well as sex hormones - testes produce the male hormone called testosterone and ovaries produce the female hormone called estrogen. Abnormal gonad development and hence lack of sex hormones can affect sexual differentiation between males and females and puberty may be delayed or fail to occur altogether.
- Gordan-Overstreet syndrome: A rare variant of Turner syndrome.
- Hypogonadism hypogonadotropic due to mutations in GR hormone: Hypogonadism hypogonadotropic due to mutations in GR hormone is a condition where defects in the gene for gonadotropin-releasing hormone results in problems with sexual maturation during development. The symptoms may vary in severity depending on the degree of mutation.
- Imperforate hymen: Lack of opening in the vaginal hymen
- Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
- Intercourse symptoms: Symptoms related to the act of sexual intercourse.
- Kallmann Syndrome: A rare inherited condition characterized by hypogonadism, eunuchoidism and impaired or absent sense of smell. The condition occurs as a result of failure of a part of the hypothalamus which results in hormonal imbalance.
- Klotz syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by absent menstruation, infantile genitals and other sexual organ abnormalities in females who are genetically male.
- Kwashiorkor: A malnutrition state that is produced by severe protein deficiency
- Leydig cells hypoplasia: A condition resulting from reduced or absent functioning of Leydig cells which leads to insufficient production of the male hormone androgen which can cause problems with sex differentiation in males at puberty. The severity of symptoms varies depending on the degree of functioning of the Leydig cells. Type 1 is a more severe form of the condition where males develop a female appearance whereas type II results in symptoms such as small penis and hypogonadism though the patients has an overall male appearance.
- Leydig cells hypoplasia, type I: A condition resulting from reduced or absent functioning of Leydig cells which leads to insufficient production of the male hormone androgen which can cause problems with sex differentiation in males at puberty. The severity of symptoms varies depending on the degree of functioning of the Leydig cells. Type 1 is a more severe form of the condition where males develop a female appearance whereas type II results in symptoms such as small penis and hypogonadism though the patients has an overall male appearance.
- Lipodystrophy, familial partial, type 3 (FPLD3): A rare metabolic disorder involving abnormal fat gradually disappears from the limbs, trunk and buttocks but stays the same or accumulates on areas such as the face, shoulders, neck and genitals.
- Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
- Malnutrition: Any disorder that relates to inadequate intake of nutrients.
- Mens health symptoms: Symptoms closely related to men's health.
- Menstrual irregularities: Various abnormalities of periods and menstruation.
- Michels-Caskey syndrome: A very rare disorder characterized by underdeveloped thumbs, spine deformities and lack of development of the female reproductive organs such as the uterus and vagina (mullerian duct aplasia). The external genitalia may appear to be normal.
- Mullerian aplasia: A birth defect involving the absence of the uterus, cervix and top part of the vagina but normal external genitals and ovarian function. Secondary sexual characteristics generally develop normally but menstruation is absent.
- Noonan syndrome 3: A genetic condition characterized by short stature, distinctive facial characteristics, learning difficulties, congenital heart conditions and various other anomalies.
- Obesity: Excessive body weight especially fat.
- Obesity due to prohormone convertase-I deficiency: A form of monogenic obesity caused by a genetic mutation which results in a deficiency of prohormone convertase-I. Monogenic obesity is obesity caused by a mutation in a single gene.
- Panhypopituitarism: A rare condition where all pituitary hormones are absent or reduced. The condition may be congenital or acquired through such things as pituitary tumors. The pituitary gland regulates the activity of other endocrine glands as well as controlling growth. Other endocrine glands include adrenal, parathyroid, thyroid, pancreas, ovaries and testes. Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the degree of deficiency of the various hormones.
- Pituitary Cancer: Cancer of the pituitary gland.
- Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
- Primary amenorrhea in children: Primary amenorrhea in children refers to a girl in whom menstruation has not begun by the age of 16 when she has maturing of other sexual characteristics, such as breast development.
- Prolactinoma: Benign cancer of the pituitary gland producing prolactin.
- Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome: A rare condition characterized by absence of the vagina and uterine abnormalities.
- Sexual symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sexual organs
- Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
- Turner Syndrome: Rare chromosome syndrome with one X but no second X or Y chromosome.
- Uterus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female uterus
- Vaginal symptoms: Symptoms related to the vagina
- Women's health symptoms: Symptoms related to women's health.
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