Family physicians seeing gynecologic patients occasionally encounter the patient with amenorrhea. The most common diagnosis is anovulation, which can be made easily; but other diagnoses are not uncommon and can also be made by those family physicians who realize immediate referral is not usually indicated and high technology equipment not usually required.
KeywordsCorpus Luteum Uterine Bleeding Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Endometrial Biopsy Premenstrual Syndrome
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