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16 Oct 2009

Estrogen &amp  Training
I' m 35 yr old. No periods for 5mnth. Blood result show no Estrogen.
Currently run approx 8km per day 6days per week + 1 x long run approx 15km once a week. Would like to have a baby. Please advise on course of action.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Lisl Rourke

Although there is a correlation between intense exercise training and amenorrhea (absence of period), in the your situation I would not place too greater emphasis on immediately. I would recommend a full investigation be undertaken as a priority. This would include a full hormone profile together with ultrasound scanning of the pelvis as well as some form of body mass fat distribution evaluation.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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