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Never Started Her Periods Overview

Another name for Never Started Her Periods is Primary Amenorrhea.

What is primary amenorrhea?
A woman with primary amenorrhea has not started her menstrual periods by the age of 16. Causes of primary amenorrhea include genetic disease, hypopituitarism, and birth defects.

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

How does the doctor treat primary amenorrhea?
Treatment for primary amenorrhea depends on the cause. Treatment for primary amenorrhea may include birth control pills and medications.

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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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