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Absent Menstrual Periods (Amenorrhea)

Information About Absent Menstrual Periods

We Have to Know about the Absent Menstrual Periods (Amenorrhea)

  1. Amenorrhea —the absence of menstruation — can happen during puberty or later in life at the time of menopause
  2. Primary amenorrhea describes a condition in which you haven’t had any menstrual periods by age 16.
  3. Secondary amenorrhea occurs when you were previously menstruating, but then stopped having periods.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Any sudden pain in the lower segment of the abdomen?

Causes of Absent Menstrual PeriodsPrimary amenorrhea

  • Pituitary disease
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Structural abnormalities of reproductive organs during foetal development

Secondary amenorrhea

  • Pregnancy
  • Contraceptives
  • Chronic sickness
  • Hormonal imbalance(polycystic ovary disease)
  • Stress
  • Thyroid disorders(hyperthyroidism)
  • Premature menopause
  • Hyperprolactinemia

Do’s of Absent Menstrual Periods 

  • Do’s-avoid junk food
  • Consult the doctor

Signs & Symptoms of Absent Menstrual Periods

  • Primary amenorrhea. You have no menstrual period by age 16.
  • Secondary amenorrhea. You have no periods for three to six months or longer
  • in case you have regular periods or 3 cycles if irregular periods
  • Depending on the cause of amenorrhea, one might experience other signs or symptoms along
  • with the absence of periods,  such as:

Milky nipple discharge

  • A headache
  • Vision changes
  • Acne formation
  • Excessive hair growth on your face and torso (hirsutism)

Medical Advice for Absent Menstrual Periods

  • If you’ve never had a menstrual period, and you’re age 16 or older.
  • If you previously menstruated, but have missed three or more periods in a row

Risk factors of Absent Menstrual Periods

  • Chronic absence of periods causes infertility

Treatment for Absent Menstrual Periods

  • Depends on the cause

Self-care for Absent Menstrual Periods

  • Balanced diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Stress reduction

Investigations for Absent Menstrual Periods

  • Lab tests
  • CT and MRI scans
  • Ultrasound
  • Laparoscopy
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