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St. Joseph’s Adolescent Medicine Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona is specialized in the treatment of adolescent menstrual disorders, including amenorrhea.
There are two types of amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea is the term used when a young woman has never had a period. Most girls get their periods between 9 and 15 years old, or about 2-3 years after they start their breast development. Secondary amenorrhea is a term used when a young woman has had a period before, but stops having them.
There are many possible causes of amenorrhea, including:
Our adolescent medicine physician will perform a complete medical evaluation to determine the best treatment option for amenorrhea. Treatment at St. Joseph’s is multidisciplinary; our team includes an adolescent medicine physician, counselor and dietitian.
Treatment may include multiple team members, such as:
To learn more about how St. Joseph’s Adolescent Medicine Clinic can help your adolescent with amenorrhea, call 602.406.7564.