Ausencia de la menstruación (amenorrea)

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Ausencia de la menstruación (amenorrea)

La amenorrea es la ausencia del flujo menstrual y puede ocurrir normalmente o ser una señal de mal funcionamiento o enfermedad. En la amenorrea primaria, la menstruación no inicia cuando se la espera (máximo a los 16 años). En la amenorrea secundaria, el ciclo menstrual normal y establecido se interrumpe por 6 meses o más debido a una condición distinta al embarazo, la lactancia o la menopausia.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/16/2010
  • David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine.

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