BONUS 244: Types of Amenorrhea

January 31, 2020

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Mark Trolice, a reproductive endocrinologist, founder of Fertility CARE, and author of The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility.

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Dr. Trolice and Heather discuss everything you need to know about the different types of amenorrhea:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’d like to start by hearing a little bit about you. Tell us about your academic background and training.
  • Why did you choose to specialize in reproductive medicine?
  • Take us through your career.

TYPES OF AMENORRHEA

  • Definitions:
    • Primary amenorrhea
    • Secondary amenorrhea
  • Primary amenorrhea
    • How prevalent is it?
    • What are the potential causes? Are there any factors that might put you at a higher or lower risk of developing it?
    • What are the symptoms? And does it impact your life beyond fertility?
    • How is it diagnosed?
    • How is it treated (procedures, medication, lifestyle changes, etc.)?
    • Does this diagnosis suggest specific IUI and IVF protocols would do better?
    • What is the overall fertility prognosis for these patients?
    • Can you talk about any recent research?
    • Do you have any success stories you can share with us?
    • Is there anything else you’d like to add?
  • Secondary amenorrhea
    • How prevalent is it?
    • What are the potential causes? Are there any factors that might put you at a higher or lower risk of developing it?
    • What are the symptoms? And does it impact your life beyond fertility?
    • How is it diagnosed?
    • How is it treated (procedures, medication, lifestyle changes, etc.)?
    • Does this diagnosis suggest specific IUI and IVF protocols would do better?
    • What is the overall fertility prognosis for these patients?
    • Can you talk about any recent research?
    • Do you have any success stories you can share with us?
    • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to patients who have been diagnosed with amenorrhea?

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