In-depth

Symptoms

Amenorrhea

Although the absence of menstruation (amenorrhea) is seldom serious, the condition can often be linked to an underlying problem requiring treatment.

Menstrual cycle

How well do you know your menstrual cycle? Follow these tips to track your menstrual cycle and identify problems.

Tests and diagnosis

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.

Oct. 27, 2016
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