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Why does Menstruation Stop in ESRD and IgA Nephropathy

Why does Menstruation Stop in ESRD and IgA NephropathyEnd-Stage Renal Disease is the complete, or almost complete, failure of the kidneys to function. About half of patients with IgA Nephropathy does progress to ESRD within 25 years. Patients with ESRD usually have problem of menstrual periods stop (amenorrhea).

Why does menstruation stop in ESRD and IgA Nephropathy?

Menstrual problem is common among women with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and IgA Nephropathy. It is partly caused by abnormal bleeding due to platelet dysfunction and also because of failure to ovulate or sustain adequate corpus luteum function.

Menstrual periods stop (amenorrhea) is common among patients with ESRD and IgA Nephropathy. Menstrual cycle typically remains irregular with scanty flow after the initiation of maintenance dialysis. Oligo-ovulation or anovulation is the major factor for these menstrual cycle abnormalities in uremic women.

Other health issues for women with ESRD and IgA Nephropathy

• Infertility. Fertility is reduced in case of ESRD. Conception is rare for females on dialysis and occurs at a rate of 1 in every 200 patients.

• Sexual dysfunction. Sexual difficulties of uremic patients are usually worsened by hemodialysis with a lowered frequency of intercourse, reduce sexual desire, and in increased incidence of sexual failure.

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