What are the side effects of amenorrhea?
Symptoms of amenorrhea
- Vision changes.
- Extra facial hair.
- Hair loss.
- Changes in breast size.
- Milky fluid, or discharge, from breasts.
How do I know if I have post pill amenorrhea?
If you don’t have a period for several months, you may have what’s known as post-pill amenorrhea. The pill prevents your body from making hormones involved in ovulation and menstruation. When you stop taking the pill, it can take some time for your body to start producing these hormones again.
How long can you have post pill amenorrhea?
Side effects of OCs include weight gain and amenorrhea. Postpill amenorrhea can also occur. For this syndrome, treatment is required only if amenorrhea lasts longer than 6 months, or if amenorrhea lasts more than 3 months for postpill women who are considering pregnancy.
What happens if amenorrhea is not treated?
These include: Infertility and problems with pregnancy. If you don’t ovulate and don’t have menstrual periods, you can’t become pregnant. When hormone imbalance is the cause of amenorrhea, this can also cause miscarriage or other problems with pregnancy.
Does amenorrhea affect fertility?
Primary amenorrhea affects the body by making it extremely difficult for a woman to conceive. Primary amenorrhea affects fertility because if you have never experienced menstruation, you are most likely unable to ovulate.
Is amenorrhea a symptom of PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of amenorrhea in women with evidence of androgen excess. Although, PCOS most often occurs concurrently with onset of menses, it can also cause primary amenorrhea.
Can you get pregnant with post pill amenorrhea?
In the patients with PPA the cumulative conception rate was 91% at 12 months from the start of treatment and 98% at 24 months. 80% gave birth to a child by 18 months and 95% by 30 months. These rates were similar to those of the non-PPA group and to previously published normal rates.
Can I get pregnant with secondary amenorrhea?
Secondary amenorrhea means you have had periods, and then they stop, especially for more than 3 months. Even if you don’t have periods, you could still get pregnant. You may not know what caused your periods to stop. Possible causes include pregnancy, hormonal changes, and losing or gaining a lot of weight quickly.