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'''Amenorrhea''' is the absence, discontinuation or abnormal stoppage of the menstrual periods in the [[reproductive female]] [[OMD:Amenorrhea|(1)]].
 
'''Amenorrhea''' is the absence, discontinuation or abnormal stoppage of the menstrual periods in the [[reproductive female]] [[OMD:Amenorrhea|(1)]].
Amenorrhea can be either ''primary'' or ''secondary''.
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Amenorrhea can be either ''[[Primary Amenorrhea|primary]]'' or ''[[Secondary amenorrhea|secondary]]''.
  
'''Primary amenorrhea''' is defined as either:
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== Resources ==
#no period by age 14 in the absence of growth and development of secondary sexual characteristics; ''or''
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*[http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/section18/chapter235/235d.jsp Merck Manual: Amenorrhea]
#no period by age 16 regardless of the presence of normal growth and development of secondary sexual characteristics.
 
 
 
'''Secondary amenorrhea''' is the lack of period for at least 6 months at any time after [[menarche]].
 
This can be the result of [[pregnancy]], [[brain]] tumours, [[malnutrition]] or the like.
 
  
 
[[Category:Reproduction]]
 
[[Category:Reproduction]]

Revision as of 14:45, 9 September 2004

Amenorrhea is the absence, discontinuation or abnormal stoppage of the menstrual periods in the reproductive female (1). Amenorrhea can be either primary or secondary.

Resources