primary amenorrhea


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Related to primary amenorrhea: secondary amenorrhea, Mullerian agenesis

pri·mar·y a·men·or·rhe·a

amenorrhea in which the menses have never occurred.

primary amenorrhea

primary amenorrhea

Gynecology The absence of any menstrual flow by age 16, which affects 2.5% in US; median age for menarche is ± age 12.3; PA may occur with or without other signs of puberty Etiology Normal delay of menarche; drastic weight loss–poverty, fad dieting, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, etc; congenital defects of genital system, hypoglycemia, extreme obesity, gonadal dysgenesis, Turner/XO syndrome, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, testicular feminization, true hermaphroditism, chronic illness, malnutrition, Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, cyanotic congenital heart disease, craniopharyngioma, ovarian tumors, adrenal tumors, hyperthyroidism, imperforate hymen, vaginal and/or cervical absence, adrenogenital syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, polycystic ovarian disease, congenital adrenal hypoplasia. See Amenorrhea.

pri·mar·y a·men·or·rhe·a

(prī'mar-ē ā-men'ŏr-ē'ă)
Amenorrhea in which menses have never occurred.
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2014) reported an association of primary amenorrhea and mental retardation with concomitant unbalanced X; 6 translocation and X chromosome rearrangements (12).
In patients with primary amenorrhea, MRI can be used to confirm the absence or presence of the uterus as well as evaluate for any associated urogenital abnormalities such as renal agenesis.
Overall, approximately 10% of women with POI present with primary amenorrhea (2, 3).
Our patient with this anomaly had the typical clinical picture consisting of primary amenorrhea and cyclic lower abdominal pain, but she was different from previously reported cases in that she had an uterovesical fistula and a pelvic kidney.
Primary amenorrhea is the term for not having gone through puberty by the age of fifteen.
The patient initially was seen for primary amenorrhea, said Dr.

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