Amenorrhea – primary: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Test

Symptoms & Signs

A female with amenorrhea will have no menstrual flow with or without other signs of puberty.

Diagnosis & Tests

The doctor will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient’s medical history. A pregnancy test will be done.

Blood tests may include:

* LH
* Prolactin
* T3 and T4

Other tests that may be done include:

* Progesterone withdrawal
* Chromosome analysis
* Urine chemistry, 17-ketosteroids
* Head CT
* Head MRI scan
* Pelvic ultrasound
* Laparoscopy

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Review Date : 6/26/2008
Reviewed By : Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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