How Amenorrhea is diagnosed?

How Amenorrhea is diagnosed?


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How Amenorrhea is diagnosed?

Amenorrhea rarely occurs due to serious medical conditions. But the problem of amenorrhea can be disturbing (mentally and emotionally) to the patients as well as to the family members and need to be investigated appropriately to diagnose the cause of amenorrhea and treat it accordingly. Amenorrhea encompasses complex hormonal problems and may not be easy to diagnose (find out the cause).

To find out the cause of amenorrhea, your doctor will carry out some physical examination (such as pelvic examination and other physical examinations) and some laboratory investigations, such as pregnancy test, some blood tests, Progestin challenge test, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and some imaging tests.

Pregnancy test:

This is probably the first test your doctor will carry out to rule out pregnancy or to confirm pregnancy. It is important to confirm pregnancy or rule out pregnancy. There are many medications which should not be used during pregnancy.

Blood tests:

Some blood tests may help to find out the cause of amenorrhea, which include thyroid function test (to find out T3, T4, and TSH level), estimation of prolactin level in blood etc. In women with excessive hair growth male hormone level should be checked to find out if the cause of amenorrhea.

Pelvic Examination:

This may be required to find out if there is any abnormality with reproductive organs. Pelvic examination can help identify any anatomical abnormality.

Physical examination:

Complete physical examination is essential, including a thorough history taking for finding out what might be wrong and to find out the physical changes that is normal during puberty.

Imaging:

Depending on the blood test results your doctor may recommend imaging investigations such as Ultrasonography, CT (computed tomography) scan, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) etc., which can reveal pituitary tumors or any structural abnormalities in reproductive organs such as ovaries or uterus.

Progestin challenge test:

This test can find out if amenorrhea is due to lack of estrogen.

Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy:

When all other tests and physical examination fails to determine the cause of amenorrhea, laparoscopy or hysteroscopy may be able to provide a clue to the cause of amenorrhea. The uterus is directly viewed under a laparoscope to find any abnormality in the uterus.

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