Amenorrhea simply means the absence of menstruation (one or more missed menstrual periods), and it can be caused by a variety of things, including problems with the reproductive organs or hormones. Hypothalamic amenorrhea is amenorrhea due to a problem involving the hypothalamus, which is the portion of the brain that links the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland.
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Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation
Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Articles
The exact time when a woman ovulates depends on the length of her menstrual cycle . Women with a 28-day cycle generally ovulate around days 13 to 15, but there are some signs that might help you determine when you are ovulating.
Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Videos
A regular menstrual period is a good indication you are ovulating, according to Dr. Eric Flisser, a New York fertility doctor with Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New York. In addition, certain blood tests and ovulation predictor kits can help determine if you are ovulating.