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What is Amenorrhea?

23:17 - 27 April , 2021


It refers to symptoms in women of childbearing age, whose main characteristic is the absence of menstrual period. Amenorrhea, although present during pregnancy, lactation, or after entering the menopausal stage, could also be associated with other reasons that may account for an underlying health problem.

Causes and risk factors:

There are many possible causes, including hormonal changes, genetic predisposition, or due to other diseases.

Some of the main risk factors for amenorrhea are family history, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity.

Signs and symptoms Amenorrhea

In addition to the absence of menstrual period, amenorrhea can cause severe headaches, fatigue, visual problems, hair loss, or excessive development of facial hair. 

Diagnosis and treatment Amenorrhea

Your ABC doctor will ask you some questions regarding your sexual health, review your medical history, and may request a physical examination. Additionally, it may be necessary to carry out thyroid hormone tests, among other tests. 

The treatment will depend on the diagnosis.

At ABC Medical Center we have a team of experts in the various branches of gynecology ready to serve you with world-class quality and safety standards, as well as the humane treatment and warmth that characterizes us. Come to us and you will receive the best care available in Mexico and Latin America.

We are pioneers in gynecologic laparoscopy, which allows us to offer you the best treatment options, with shorter hospitalization times, as well as a faster and less painful recovery, taking care of the aesthetic aspect with smaller scars than open surgeries. We offer you robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries, being an even less invasive and more precise procedure that provides benefits such as:

20% of the total robot surgeries of ABC Medical Center correspond to this specialty, which places us as a cutting-edge institution with vast experience and leadership in the field for the benefit of our patients.


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