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Post-pill amenorrhea

Ali A Rizvi
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of acromegaly in a young woman using oral contraceptives who had nonspecific symptoms and persistent hyperphosphatemia and to analyze the reasons for delay in diagnosis. METHODS: A 31-year-old woman underwent evaluation for failure of menstrual flow to resume after discontinued use of oral contraceptives. Clinical and laboratory findings are summarized, and atypical manifestations of acromegaly are discussed. RESULTS: The patient complained of weight gain, acne, and increased facial hair growth, and laboratory tests showed a low estradiol level and hyperinsulinemia...
July 2004: Endocrine Practice
A Tadjerouni, O Filci, A Caufriez, M L Hermite, C Robyn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1983: Contraception, Fertilité, Sexualité
G M Rendina, C Donadio, G B Martore, M Giovannini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1979: Patologia e Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica
H S Jacobs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1978: Fertility and Contraception
M E Molitch, S Reichlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1979: Drug Therapy
B W Hartmann, S Kirchengast, A E Albrecht, T Laml, J C Huber, G Söregi
We investigated the relationship between the growth hormone and prolactin response to stimulation of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) and changes in body weight in pre- and postmenopausal women before and after 4 and 20 weeks of oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Ten postmenopausal women (with levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) of > 30 mIU/ml) were compared to ten premenopausal women suffering from post-pill amenorrhea (FSH < 10 mIU/ml). Both patient groups reported anamnestic body weight increases in the course of the former use of sex hormones...
February 1997: Gynecological Endocrinology
J W Goldzieher, N M Zamah
The initial report is reviewed, as well as the results of subsequent investigations, and the current status of the following side effects attributed to the use of oral contraceptives: subjective symptoms such as mood and libido changes, also headache; melanoma; gallbladder disease; liver tumors, sickle cell disease exacerbation; teratogenesis; "post-Pill" amenorrhea; atherogenesis; and diminished carbohydrate tolerance. In many instances a cause-and-effect relationship appears to be incorrect or highly improbable...
December 1995: Contraception
M Brandt, G Schmeisser, M Schröder
Disorders of the ovarian function after going off hormonal contraceptives are a serious complication when appearing as postpill amenorrhea in young nullipara. We could diagnose a postpill amenorrhea in 31 cases out of 52 patients suffering from functional ovarian disorders after stopping the application of hormonal contraceptives. 19 woman younger than 28 years and wanting to get pregnant had begun as adolescents to take contraceptive drugs. Concerning the etiology of post-pill amenorrhea the type of contraceptive is of importance as well as predisposing factors such as late menarche, unstable menstruation and other cycle anomalies...
1981: Ärztliche Jugendkunde
M G Hull, D R Bromham, P E Savage, T M Barlow, A O Hughes, H S Jacobs
The distribution of distinguishable disorders in 102 patients with post-pill amenorrhea has been compared with that in 166 other patients with secondary amenorrhea, including 123 patients who had never used oral conception. In the post-pill group there was a 13% to 21% excess of patients who had a functional disorder without any weight loss or psychological disturbance to account for it and who typically were estrogenized and demonstrated intact feedback systems by their ovulatory response to clomiphene (the so-called cycle initiation defect)...
October 1981: Fertility and Sterility
R Rojas-Walsson, R Cardoso
Post-pill amenorrhea is, in most cases, a relatively uncomplicated medical problem to diagnose and treat, but it is imperative to exclude pituitary tumors or serious endocrinological abnormalities before treatment is begun. Subjectively, post-pill amenorrhea is the failure to resume menstruation within six months after discontinuation of oral contraceptives. Objectively, a pattern of hypothalamic deficiency may be found, which usually consists of low values for the gonadotropic and ovarian hormones and mild to moderate elevations of prolactin...
August 1981: Journal of Family Practice
G Ehle, A Wahlstab, J Ott
Anorexia nervosa is originated from disturbances at various points of the cortico-hypothalamo-hypophyseal axis. 65 patients suffering from anorexia nervosa or post-pill-amenorrhea were classified by cluster-analysis with 174 marks of the social, psychodynamic and biological levels. The different psychodiagnostic characteristics (470-F-Test, Hamilton-Depression-Scale, Beck-Depression-Scale, Giessen-test) are discussed according to the 3 clusters.
November 1982: Psychiatrie, Neurologie, und Medizinische Psychologie
M H Soltan, K W Hancock
Ninety-six patients who developed amenorrhoea following the use of oral contraceptives were studied in two groups; one with a history of regular periods and the other with irregular periods prior to the use of oral contraceptives. Pregnancy rates were similar in patients with and without a previous history of menstrual dysfunction. Thirty-nine of 47 patients who desired pregnancy and in whom there was no definable factor inhibiting pregnancy, succeeded in conceiving.
September 1982: British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
H J Coelingh Bennink, H J van der Steeg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1983: Fertility and Sterility
J Del Olmo, I De Pablos, F J Guadalix, J Botella-Llusia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1981: Acta Europaea Fertilitatis
E van Roon, J C van der Vijver, G Gerretsen, R E Hekster, R A Wattendorff
A patient is described with hyperprolactinemia, post-pill amenorrhea, galactorrhea, and a normal pituitary fossa. Pregnancy occurred after induction of ovulation with bromocriptine. During pregnancy rapidly increasing visual field defects due to suprasellar extension of a pituitary tumor were observed. Operation was advised but refused. The patient was treated with bromocriptine in a dose of 15 mg daily, which resulted in normalization of the bitemporal hemianopia within 2 weeks.
August 1981: Fertility and Sterility
E Weisberg
Concern has been expressed regarding fertility following oral contraceptive (Pill) use. A review of the literature indicates that there is a slight delay in the return of fertility in Pill users but no permanent impairment results. A small proportion of women experience a prolonged period of amenorrhoea following cessation of combined oral contraception, but whether the Pill plays an aetiological role is doubtful since there appear to be no differences in endocrine profiles amongst women with amenorrhoea following Pill use and those with secondary amenorrhoea who have never used oral contraceptives...
December 1982: Clinical Reproduction and Fertility
J R Jones, E Kemmann, P K Norwood
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of oral contraceptive (OC) exposure of women with secondary amenorrhea of hypothalamic-pituitary etiology. In 93 of 126 women with secondary amenorrhea sufficient data were obtained regarding menstrual history and OC exposure: 26 patients had evidence of a prolactinoma, an additional 26 patients had idiopathic hyperprolactinemia without evidence of a pituitary tumor, and 41 had "pure" dysfunction hypothalamic-pituitary amenorrhea. After stratification by age at diagnosis and parity the estimated odds ratio for past oral contraceptive usage showed no differences among the three groups (odds ratios between 0...
October 1981: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
M G Hull, D R Bromham, P E Savage, J A Jackson, H S Jacobs
After exclusion of primary ovarian failure and causes of infertility not due to contraception 48 patients with post-pill amenorrhoea (PPA) and 47 patients whose amenorrhoea did not follow oral contraception received treatment aimed at inducing ovulation. In the patients with PPA the cumulative conception rate was 91% at 12 months from the start of treatment and 98% at 24 months. 80% gave birth to a child by 18 months and 95% by 30 months. These rates were similar to those of the non-PPA group and to previously published normal rates...
June 20, 1981: Lancet
R D Gambrell, R B Greenblatt, V B Mahesh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 1971: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
M Sas, L Kincses, B Resch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 16, 1973: Orvosi Hetilap
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