Case 10-1980: A 29-Year-Old Woman with Amenorrhea and Hirsutism
Presentation of Case A 29-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of hirsutism and amenorrhea. Menarche occurred at the age of 12 years, with regular menses preceded by one day of mild cramps; she frequently experienced mittelschmerz. At the age of 21 years a pregnancy was terminated, and she began to use an oral contraceptive medication. Six months later ankle edema appeared, and the medication was discontinued. Four years before admission she resumed the use of oral contraceptive agents, and during the year and a half before admission she used norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol (Ovral). While taking that agent. © 1980, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
Cabot, RC; Scully, RE; Galdabini, JJ; Mcneely, BU; Longcope, C; Robboy, SJ
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