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Chiari Frommel Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Frommel-Chiari Syndrome
  • Lactation-Uterus Atrophy
  • Postpartum Galactorrhea-Amenorrhea Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Chiari-Frommel Syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder that affects women who have recently given birth (postpartum) and is characterized by the over-production of breast milk (galactorrhea), lack of ovulation (anovulation), and the absence of regular menstrual periods (amenorrhea). In Chiari-Frommel Syndrome, these symptoms persist long (for more than six months) after childbirth. The absence of normal hormonal cycles may result in reduced size of the uterus (atrophy). Some cases of Chiari-Frommel Syndrome resolve completely without treatment (spontaneously); hormone levels and reproductive function return to normal.

Resources

Abraham Low Self-Help Systems

105 W. Adams St., Ste. 2940

Chicago, IL 60603

USA

Tel: (312)337-5661

Fax: (312)726-4446

Tel: (866)221-0302

Email: info@lowselfhelpsystems.org

Internet: http://www.lowselfhelpsystems.org/



RESOLVE: National Infertility Association

1760 Old Meadow Rd

Suite 500

McLean, VA 22102

Tel: (703)556-7172

Fax: (703)506-3266

Email: info@resolve.org

Internet: http://www.resolve.org



Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126

Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126

Tel: (301)251-4925

Fax: (301)251-4911

Tel: (888)205-2311

TDD: (888)205-3223

Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/



For a Complete Report

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Last Updated:  1/26/2010

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