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PMID:  7457308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The evaluation of amenorrhea requires a careful history and physical examination and a systematic, stepwise approach. Pregnancy must be excluded. One or more of the following will help establish the diagnosis: prolactin, T4, lateral skull x-ray or tomograms of the sella, FSH, LH, urinary 17-ketosteroids and 17-hydroxysteroids, bone age, buccal smear for Barr bodies, karyotype and the presence of withdrawal bleeding after a course of progesterone alone or cyclic estrogen plus progesterone.
K F McFarland
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1980 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-24     Completed Date:  1981-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-101     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Amenorrhea / diagnosis*,  etiology
Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / complications
Endocrine System Diseases / complications
Genital Diseases, Female / complications
Turner Syndrome / complications
Uterus / abnormalities
Vagina / abnormalities

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