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Amenorrhea due to Stress Overview

Another name for Amenorrhea due to Stress is Stress Induced Amenorrhea.

What is stress induced amenorrhea?
A woman with stress induced amenorrhea has stopped having menstrual periods, caused by increased physical or psychological stress.

What are the symptoms of stress induced amenorrhea?
The only symptom of stress induced amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual periods.

How does the doctor treat stress induced amenorrhea?
Treatment for stress induced amenorrhea includes lifestyle changes and psychological counseling, in order to reduce stress.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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