Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Absent Menstrual Periods Evaluation

The evaluation of amenorrhea begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam.

Physical exam is usually normal in those with amenorrhea.

Usually, testing is required to determine the underlying cause for amenorrhea.

Tests that may be used to evaluate amenorrhea include:

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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