Amenorrhea in the Adolescent

  • John S. Rinehart


Amenorrhea in the adolescent presents a complicated diagnostic problem for a gynecologist since the etiologies are numerous, the frequency is low, and the treatments are varied. Organizing the approach into a simplified, easily remembered sequence can allow a gynecologist to adequately initiate the diagnostic pathway that leads to successful definition of the etiology and the correct treatment for amenorrhea. This brief chapter is designed to provide the gynecologist with a simple approach that will allow the physician to appropriately approach the adolescent patient with amenorrhea.


Amenorrhea Adolescent Ovaries Outflow tract Mullerian anomalies Anorexia nervosa Bulimia Exercise triad 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyNorthShore University HealthSystemEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and InfertilityPritzker School of Medicine, University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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