Risk Factors for Menstrual Disorders
Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)
- Uterine polyps
- Cancer of the uterus , cervix , or vagina
- Bleeding disorders
- Pelvic infections
- Bleeding disorders or taking blood thinning medicines
- Thyroid problems
- Too many periods close together
- Periods spaced further apart
Amenorrhea (Lack of Menstruation)
- Ovaries not ovulating (releasing an egg every month)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Pituitary tumors (nonmalignant)
- Pituitary insufficiency
- Turner syndrome (a chromosomal disorder)
- Cushings disease
- Ashermans syndrome
- Excessive levels of the hormone androgen
- Chronic illness
- Imperforate hymen
- Absence of a vagina or uterus
- Radiation treatment
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Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 21, 2011. Accessed August 20, 2012.
Amenorrhea. FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea.html. Updated August 2010. Accessed August 20, 2012.
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- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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