Amenorrhea: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis and Management Amenorrhea: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis and Management
This comprehensive primer reviews the primary and secondary causes of amenorrhea, and offers practical guidance on evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news
Estrogen Replacement Improves Bone Mineral Density in Athletes With Oligo-Amenorrhea Estrogen Replacement Improves Bone Mineral Density in Athletes With Oligo-Amenorrhea
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Early Menopause in 64% of Young Lung Cancer Patients Early Menopause in 64% of Young Lung Cancer Patients
Premenopausal women with lung cancer treated with chemotherapy are, like young women with breast cancer, at significant risk for amenorrhea, according to a first-of-its-kind study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What causes an absence of menstruation?
An absence of menstruation, also called amenorrhea, means either that a person has not started having periods by the age of 16 or that someone who has started menstruating has missed three periods in a row. In this article, learn about 13 causes of amenorrhea, possible additional symptoms, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news
Study: Chemo for lung cancer may cause early menopause
Chemotherapy to treat lung cancer may cause acute amenorrhea and lead to early menopause in women, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Chemotherapy may lead to early menopause in young women with lung cancer
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) A new study suggests chemotherapy may cause acute amenorrhea leading to early menopause in women with lung cancer. The study is the first to comment on amenorrhea rates in women younger than 50, concluding that women with lung cancer who desire future fertility should be educated about risks and options before starting treatment. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
New study proves the FDA is actively suppressing information about the harmful effects of Gardasil
(Natural News) Young, healthy women who experience amenorrhea, ovarian failure, and infertility have likely been damaged by Merck’s HPV vaccine. A new study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health analyzed data on pregnancy outcomes, comparing women who received an HPV vaccine with those who did not. The data analysis is titled, “A lowered probability... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
There Might Be Blood: A Scoping Review on Women ’s Responses to Contraceptive-Induced Menstrual Bleeding Changes
ConclusionsSubstantial variability exists around how women respond to CIMBCs; these responses are shaped by individual and social influences. Despite variation in responses across contexts and sub-populations, CIMBCs can impact multiple aspects of women ’s lives. Women’s responses to CIMBCs should be recognized as a key issue in contraceptive research, counseling, and product development, but may be underappreciated, despite likely – and potentially substantial – impacts on contraceptive discontinuation and unmet need for modern contracepti on. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news
Minerva Surgical seeks retraction of Hologic-backed NovaSure study
Minerva Surgical is seeking the retraction of a study backed by rival Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) comparing its NovaSure endometrial ablation system to Minerva’s competing device, alleging “material misleading statements” that violate ethics guidelines. Results from the 189-patient study, published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, found a higher one-year rate of amenorrhea and higher quality of life for women treated with the NovaSure, despite a higher rate of perioperative adverse events. But Minerva alleged last month that the study’s claim that it enrolled all 92 ...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Women's Health Hologic Minerva Surgical Inc. Source Type: news
Hologic wins FDA PMA for ThinPrep automated Pap test imager
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its ThinPrep integrated imager designed for the automated imaging of Pap tests. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company’s ThinPrep imager is designed to aid cytology technicians in identifying abnormal cells, and combines an imaging station and review scope into a single unit. The system takes approximately 90 seconds to analyze samples, the company said. “Approval of the ThinPrep Integrated Imager brings the benefits of ThinPrep automated Pap imaging to small- and mid-sized laboratories in the United States, and of course to their patients...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news
Bone Impairment Differs Between Anorexia Nervosa and Athletic Amenorrhea Bone Impairment Differs Between Anorexia Nervosa and Athletic Amenorrhea
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Hologic touts study comparing NovaSure to Minerva ’ s endometrial ablation device
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) yesterday released results from a study comparing its NovaSure endometrial ablation system to Minerva Surgical‘s endometrial ablation device, touting a higher one-year rate of amenorrhea and higher quality of life for women treated with the NovaSure , despite experiencing a higher rate of perioperative adverse events. Results from the trial were published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, Marlborough, Mass.-based Hologic said. In the 189-patient study, researchers compared the use of endometrial ablation with either the NovaSure or Minerva device. The study’s primary...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Women's Health Source Type: news
Women Treated with Hologic's NovaSure(R) Endometrial Ablation System in New Study Reported Higher Amenorrhea Rates than Those Treated with Minerva
NovaSure patients in study also used fewer pads and tampons, reported better menstrual-related quality of life and alleviation of PMS symptoms as compared to Minerva patients MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 19, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) ... Devices, Interventional Hologic, NovaSure, endometrial ablation, Minerva (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
First-Mile Family Planning Can Help More Women Avoid Unintended Pregnancies
November 10, 2017In the global health community, we often talk about reaching the “last mile”—generally those who live in the hardest-to-reach places of the world, farthest from the health services they need. But from the point of view of those families, the last mile is in fact the first mile.The global information and communications technology community seems to understand this more than we do in health. Studies such as this look directly at first-mile issues—that is, “how connectivity looks, feels, and behaves from the subscriber's perspective. ” And researchers have done&n...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news
Preventing Bone Loss in Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Preventing Bone Loss in Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
What does the evidence tell us about the effectiveness of hormonal therapy and bisphosphonates for preventing bone loss among these patients?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news
Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Practice Guidelines Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Practice Guidelines
This article provides evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of functional hypothalamic amenorrhea.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news
Raw vegan bloggers go EXTREME, claiming that menstruation can be eliminated with a raw food diet
(Natural News) Raw vegan bloggers have taken their health agenda a step too far, saying that losing their period as a consequence of switching to a raw vegan diet is not unhealthy at all, even claiming that amenorrhea (the absence of menstruation) for raw vegans is an indicator of a clean body and stable, well-balanced hormones. Freelee the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Your NEJM Group Today: Spinal Cord Compression Review / Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Guidelines / Colorado Anesthesia Director Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: Compression of the spinal cord … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Endocrine Society Issues Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Guideline Endocrine Society Issues Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Guideline
First, providers must rule out other causes for interrupted menstrual cycles. Referral to a nutritionist is an important part of care. Some patients may need a brain MRI scan or hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Endocrine Society issues Clinical Practice Guideline on hypothalamic amenorrhea
Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline addresses the condition that stops menstruation in some female athletes and is published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Endocrine Society experts issue Clinical Practice Guideline on hypothalamic amenorrhea
(The Endocrine Society) Female athletes and women who have eating disorders are prone to developing a condition called hypothalamic amenorrhea that causes them to stop menstruating. The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on ways to diagnose and treat this condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Metastatic Papillary Adenocarcinoma in a 22-Year-Old: Is Her History of Mayer-Rokitansky-K üster-Hauser Syndrome Causative or Incidental?
A 22-year-old college student with primary amenorrhea due to M üllerian agenesis presented with a headache, dysarthria, nausea, vomiting, and left upper extremity weakness. MRI of the brain showed numerous intracranial lesions. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Colin Weekes, MD, PhD Joshua H. Petit, MD Lars Widdel, MD Patricia S. Huguelet, MD Regina J. Brown, MD Tags: Brain Tumors Case Studies Oncology Journal Source Type: news
What are Potential Health Problems Associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
DiscussionPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-8% of reproductive-age women making it the most common endocrinopathy in this age group. There is no consensus on the specific diagnostic criteria for PCOS in adolescents as many of the characteristics overlap with normal adolescent physiology. However, patients should have evidence of hyperandrogenism, oligo- or amenorrhea, and potentially polycystic ovaries. PCOS has a genetic component although a specific gene has not been identified. Incidence of PCOS is 20-40% for a woman with a family history. Hyperandrogenism Androgen levels change during puberty therefore actual ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Debate Roils India Over Family Planning Method
A family in New Delhi. Given India's high infant mortality rate, one of the highest in the world, many women are not keen on sterilisation since they feel that it shuts out their option of having children later if required. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Neeta LalNEW DELHI, Nov 29 2016 (IPS)The Indian government’s decision to make injectable contraceptives available to the public for free under the national family planning programme (FPP) has stirred debate about women’s choices in the world’s largest democracy and second most populous country.The controversial contraceptive containing the drug Depot Medroxyprog...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Neeta Lal Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Population Women's Health Contraception Family Planning India sterilization Source Type: news
Title: AmenorrheaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/21/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - August 16, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
Teen Girls Who Play Sports Should Watch Out For These Worrying Health Signs
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - As a growing number of teen girls participate in sports, doctors need to watch for health problems that can develop when these athletes exercise too much and don’t eat enough calories, some sports medicine experts argue. Taken together, the health issues - disordered eating, a halt in monthly menstrual cycles known as amenorrhea and a bone-thinning disease known as osteoporosis - are known as the female athlete triad. Girls may have just one of these problems or a combination, in varying degrees, according to the authors of a recent clinical guidance report in Pediatrics. “Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Women With These Diseases May Be Needlessly Limiting Their Fertility Options
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Many women with a bowel disorder that can affect fertility choose not to attempt pregnancy even though treatment may make it possible for them to conceive, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied more than 1,300 women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which involves chronic or recurring inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the most common forms of IBD. People with Crohn’s have inflammation throughout the entire digestive tract, while in ulcerative colitis, only the large intestine is inflamed. Almost one in six women...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Can you ace this tough USMLE question?
As you study for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam, take time to hone your skills with this exclusive scoop on one of the most challenging USMLE test prep questions and expert strategies to help you pass with flying colors. Find out what this month’s toughest question is, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Welcome to this month’s installment of the AMA Wire® series, “Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan Medical on the most missed USMLE test prep questions from Kaplan’s Qbank”: Step 1. Each month, we’re re...
Source: AMA Wire - March 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news
Evaluation of risk factors of falls in early postmenopausal Women - Nahas EA, Omodei MS, Cangussu LM, Nahas-Neto J.
PURPOSE: It was to evaluate the frequency and the risk factors of falls in early postmenopausal women. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 358 women (age: 45-65 years and amenorrhea>12 months) with time since menopause ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Psychopathological traits of adolescents with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea: A comparison with anorexia nervosa - Bomba M, Corbetta F, Bonini L, Gambera A, Tremolizzo L, Neri F, Nacinovich R.
BACKGROUND: Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) is a form of anovulation, due to the suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, not related to identifiable organic causes. Like adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN), subjects with FHA show dy... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Rapamune (sirolimus) tablets and oral solution - Pfizer Limited - Revised SPC
Source: eMC (electronic Medicines Compendium) Area: Other Library Updates> SPC Changes Section 4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction has been updated to include potential interactions with CYP3A4 inhibitors, which may decrease the metabolism of sirolimus and increase sirolimus blood levels. Such inhibitors include e.g. certain antifungals (e.g. clotrimazole, fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole), certain antibiotics (e.g. troleandomycin, telithromycin, clarithromycin), certain protease inhibitors (e.g. ritonavir, indinavir, boceprevir, telaprevir), nicardipine, brom...
Source: NeLM - SPC Changes - March 1, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
A 15-year-old female patient with primary amenorrhea and absent secondary sexual characters. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 15, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news