primary amenorrhea


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Related to primary amenorrhea: secondary amenorrhea, Mullerian agenesis
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Noun1.primary amenorrhea - delay of menarche beyond age 18
amenia, amenorrhea, amenorrhoea - absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
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apparent female genitalia with clitoromegaly, posterior labial fusion or inguinal/labial mass and apparent male genitalia with non-palpable testes), micropenis, undescended testis (testes presenting as inguinal hernia or abdominal testes found on imaging studies), incomplete or delayed puberty and primary amenorrhea.
Hertweck listed five benchmarks that indicate primary amenorrhea requiring evaluation.
The condition is seen in 10-28% of primary amenorrhea (When the period has not yet started her periods) and 4-18% of secondary amenorrhea (when the periods stop suddenly).
Primary amenorrhea at adolescence is the most common presenting symptom in patients with MRKH syndrome.
Chromosomal translocations constitute one of the most important, yet uncommon, causes of primary amenorrhea and gonadal dysgenesis.
Mullerian agenesis is the second most common cause of primary amenorrhea in adolescent, after gonadal dysgenesis1, 5 and usually diagnosed at puberty.
It results in primary amenorrhea, cryptomenorrhea, cyclic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea apareunia, and dyspareunia.
POI causes 10%-28% of primary amenorrhea and 4%-18% of secondary amenorrhea(3).
The characteristic physical features of short stature, round face, brachydactyly of the fourth and fifth metacarpals and the biochemical findings of normal serum calcium, phosphorus and parathyroid hormone concentrations along with a very low level of gonadotropin hormones led us to the diagnosis of Albright's syndrome in this patient who presented to us with primary amenorrhea and hypogonadism.
Out of 207 patients, 202 patients with primary/secondary infertility and 5 patients with primary amenorrhea were selected for study.
Primary amenorrhea is generally caused by genetic or anatomic abnormalities, and commonly is identified at an earlier age.
In particular, primary amenorrhea can be diagnosed if a patient has normal secondary sexual characteristics but no menarche by 16 years of age.

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