Amenorrhea | Overview

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What is amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea (say: “ay-men-or-ee-uh”) is when you don't have menstrual periods. There are two types of amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea is when you haven't ever had a period and you are 16 years of age or older. Secondary amenorrhea is when you have had normal periods but then you don't have one for 3 or more months in a row.

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Amenorrhea: Evaluation and Treatment by T Master-Hunter, MD, and DL Heiman, MD (American Family Physician April 15, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060415/1374.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/06

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