postpill amenorrhea

postpill amenorrhea

[-pill′]
Etymology: L, post + pilla, ball; Gk, a, not, men, month, rhoia, flow
failure of normal menstrual cycles to resume within 3 months after discontinuation of oral contraception. The pathophysiological characteristics of this uncommon condition are poorly understood. Postpill amenorrhea is rarely permanent. See also amenorrhea.

postpill amenorrhea

Gynecology Failure to resume menstruation 3 months after discontinuing OCs; amenorrhea of > 6 months occurs in 0.2%; in 15% is accompanied by galactorrhea
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