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What causes secondary amenorrhea?

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Common causes of secondary amenorrhea (when a woman who has had normal periods stops getting them) include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Stopping the use of birth control
  • Menopause
  • Some birth control methods, such as Depo-Provera or certain types of intrauterine devices (IUDs)

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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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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