Condition

Amenorrhea and Reproduction

Description

Amenorrhoea is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age. Physiological states of amenorrhoea are seen during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding), the latter also forming the basis of a form of contraception known as the lactational amenorrhoea method. Outside of the reproductive years there is absence of menses during childhood and after menopause.
Amenorrhoea is a symptom with many potential causes. Primary amenorrhoea (menstruation cycles never starting) may be caused by developmental problems such as the congenital absence of the uterus, failure of the ovary to receive or maintain egg cells, and genetic diseases such as 5-alpha-reductase deficiency which causes one to be intersex. Also, delay in pubertal development will lead to primary amenorrhoea. It is defined as an absence of secondary sexual characteristics by age 14 with no menarche or normal secondary sexual characteristics but no menarche by 16 years of age. Secondary amenorrhoea (menstruation cycles ceasing) is often caused by hormonal disturbances from the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, from premature menopause or intrauterine scar formation. It is defined as the absence of menses for three months in a woman with previously normal menstruation or nine months for women with a history of oligomenorrhoea. Source: Wikipedia

Other names

Amenorrhoea

  • Specialities
  • Procedures
  • Medical teams
  • Medical centres
  • Professionals

Medical centres

Clinics

Gutenberg Reproduction Clinic Calle Gutenberg, 5 Málaga
CERAM Avenida Severo Ochoa 35, 1º Marbella

Hospitals

Hospital El Angel Calle Corregidor Nicolás Isidro 16 Málaga

Professionals

Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Assisted Reproduction
Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Assisted Reproduction
Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Assisted Reproduction
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Assisted Reproduction
Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Assisted Reproduction
Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Assisted Reproduction