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What are the causes of primary amenorrhea?

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Many things could cause amenorrhea.

Possible causes of primary amenorrhea (when a woman never gets her first period) include:

In many cases, doctors don’t know why a girl never gets her first period.

  • Problems with the ovaries
  • Problems in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or the pituitary gland (a gland in the brain that makes the hormones involved in menstruation)
  • Problems with reproductive organs

From: What Is Amenorrhea? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Hormone Health Network: "Amenorrhea."

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development: "Amenorrhea."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Hormone Health Network: "Amenorrhea."

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development: "Amenorrhea."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 30, 2019

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