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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5-year-old girl was referred to the outpatient endocrinology clinic with primary amenorrhea without a significant past medical history.
Mullerian agenesis even if this is rare but reported to be the second most common cause of primary amenorrhea, next only to gonadal dysgenesis.
Girls with primary amenorrhea naturally were not included in the parameter "years since menarche.
An unmarried 18-year-old female patient visited the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2009 because of hypertension (140-160/100-110 mmHg) lasting for 2 years and primary amenorrhea.
Clinical and laboratory evaluation of patients with primary amenorrhea.
Patients with mullerian duct anomalies may manifest with primary amenorrhea in the adolescent age group.
A 50-year-old woman presented to our clinic with complaints of primary amenorrhea, chronic low back pain, and hearing loss.
Of these, 5 of 166 were Italian women with POF (3); 1 of 133 and 2 of 60 Indian women with POF or primary amenorrhea, respectively (4); and 2 of 203 European women with POF (5).
A woman with amenorrhea may be further classified as premenarche, primary amenorrhea, nontraumatic secondary amenorrhea (which includes any type of secondary amenorrhea not related to spinal cord trauma), or traumatic secondary amenorrhea.

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