I have missed my first period about ten years back. Since then I get periods only when I take hormones prescribed by my doctor. I want to know;
1.Will I be able to get normal periods ever without medicines?
2.Will I be able to get pregnant ever?
3.Does allopathic medicines have side effects? If yes, then what?
Cessation of periods, is called Amenorrhea, if it happens after a period of normal menses, it is known as Secondary amenorrhea. This is due to several causes like ovarian insufficiency, disorders of uterine outflow tract like Ashermann syndrome, hypothalamic/pituitary disorders etc. All these conditions can produce very prolonged amenorrhea.
Amenorrhea with evidence of androgen excess can be associated with features like increased body hair. When there is no androgen excess, it is not found. Pituitary tumors, Turnerâs syndrome, gonadal dysgenesis, ovarian failure can also cause this problem.
In most cases of prolonged secondary amenorrhea, the purpose of hormonal treatment is to maintain menstruation, bone density and secondary sexual characteristics. It is not possible to give a prognosis about conception/pregnancy without access to full medical history, medication history and examination findings apart from investigation results.
Please consult your gynecologist again, to discuss in detail about the exact diagnosis and prognosis. Thank you.
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