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ea0019p67 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Secondary ovarian failure in a patient with prolonged anorexia

Kennedy A , Shepherd L , Hughes D , Rahim A , Bates A , Bellary S

The association of low body weight due to excessive exercise and/or eating disorders, and hypothalamic amenorrhoea is well documented. Delayed or arrest of puberty may occur if low body weight occurs before or during puberty. Normal menstruation is restored once a healthy body weight is regained. In this case, body weight normalised but ovarian function did not.A 34-year-old woman attended our thyroid clinic for subclinical hypothyroidism following an ep...