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Related to secondary amenorrhea: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
amenorrhea in which the menses appeared at puberty but subsequently ceased.
secondary amenorrheaGynecology A condition in which menstruation begins at the appropriate age but stops for 6+ months without usual causes–eg, pregnancy, lactation or menopause Etiology Excessive exercise, body fat content < 15%, extreme obesity, emotional stress, busulfan, chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, phenothiazines, oral and other contraceptives–eg, Norplant, Depo-Provera, D&C. See Amenorrhea.
sec·on·dar·y a·men·or·rhe·a(sek'ŏn-dar-ē ā-men'ŏr-ē'ă)
Amenorrhea in which the menses appeared at puberty but subsequently ceased.