Symptoms & Signs
A female with amenorrhea will have no menstrual flow with or without other signs of puberty.
Diagnosis & Tests
The doctor will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient’s medical history. A pregnancy test will be done.
Blood tests may include:
* T3 and T4
Other tests that may be done include:
* Progesterone withdrawal
* Chromosome analysis
* Urine chemistry, 17-ketosteroids
* Head CT
* Head MRI scan
* Pelvic ultrasound
Reviewed By : Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.