amenorrhoea


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amenorrhoea

(ā-mĕn′ə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of amenorrhea.

a·men′or·rhoe′ic, a·men′or·rhoe′al adj.

a·men·or·rhe·a

(ā-menŏ-rēă)
Absence or abnormal cessation of the menses.
Synonym(s): amenorrhoea.
[G. a- priv. + mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

amenorrhoea

The absence of menstruation. This is normal before puberty and after the menopause. During the reproductive years, the commonest causes are pregnancy and LACTATION, but it can be caused by a number of hormonal and other disorders.

amenorrhoea

absence of menstruation. primary amenorrhoea when the menstrual periods have not started by the appropriate age. secondary amenorrhoea when periods stop after they have been established. See also female athletic triad.

a·men·or·rhe·a

(ā-menŏ-rēă)
Absence or abnormal cessation of the menses.
Synonym(s): amenorrhea.
[G. a- priv. + mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]
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Univariate analysis of duration of postpartum amenorrhoea Log-rank Median of PPA test Variable (months) ([chi square]) Demographic Duration (months) of breastfeeding <5 4.
Primary amenorrhoea is defined as absence of menses by the age of 16 years in the presence of normal secondary sexual characteristics or 14 years in the absence of secondary sexual characteristics.
Collectively 14 players (54%) were identified with DE behaviour, eight players (31%) reported menstrual irregularities during the past 12 months, of whom four (15%) reported secondary amenorrhoea during training, and five (19%) presented with DE behaviour and menstrual irregularity and dysfunction.
Menstrual cyclicity included oligomenorrhoea (fewer than eight cycles per year) or amenorrhoea fewer than two cycles per year.
Motherwort remains listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (BHP) of 1983 as indicated for amenorrhoea (BHMA 1983).
Chemotherapy may lead to temporary or permanent amenorrhoea depending on the class of drug, intensity and duration of treatment and age of the woman at the time of treatment.
Researchers from Imperial College London led by DrWaljit Dhillo studied women with a condition called hypothalamic amenorrhoea which prevents menstruation and causes infertility.
It has a number of potential adverse reactions, including weight gain, acne, amenorrhoea, masculinisation with hirsutism, voice change, reduction in breast size and teratogenicity.
If you have a history of amenorrhoea (no * periods), oligomenorrhoea (infrequent periods), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), or if either you or your partner has had treatment for cancer, you should also seek medical advice sooner rather than later, as you will need to be referred to a specialist.
Adverse effects (Table 2) were more frequently associated with verum than placebo treatment and markedly so for skin rashes and cheilosis (n = 22), diarrhoea (n = 8) and amenorrhoea (n = 6).
Chronic pelvic pain and amenorrhoea were the most common reasons for consultation and required complementary studies for discarding this pathology.