Amenorrhea is the term used to describe the absence of a period in young women who haven't started menstruating by age 16, or the absence of a period in women who used to have a regular period. Causes of amenorrhea include pregnancy, breastfeeding, and extreme weight loss caused by serious illness, eating disorders, excessive exercising, or stress. Hormonal problems (involving the pituitary, thyroid, ovary, or adrenal glands) or problems with the reproductive organs may be involved.


Amenorrhoea (BE) or amenorrhea (AmE) is the absence of a menstrual period i ...
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Amenorrhea Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The main indication that you might have amenorrhea is that you don''t have menstrual periods. Here''s what to look for in primary and secondary amenorrhea: Primary amenorrhea. You have no menstrual pe...
Source: MayoClinic

... Primary amenorrhea Primary amenorrhea affects approximately 1 in 1,000 adolescent girls in the United States. The most common causes of primary amenorrhea include: Chromosomal abnormalities. Certain c...
Source: MayoClinic

Amenorrhea Treatment

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... What type of treatment you need — if any — depends on what''s causing the amenorrhea. Your doctor may suggest that you make changes to your lifestyle depending on your weight, physical act...
Source: MayoClinic

... The best way to avoid an interruption in your menstrual cycle is to maintain a healthy lifestyle: Make changes in your diet and exercise activity to achieve a healthy weight. Strive for a healthy bala...
Source: MayoClinic

Amenorrhea Other

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... What is amenorrhea? Amenorrhea is the absence of a monthly period. Women normally do not menstruate before puberty, during pregnancy, and after menopause. If amenorrhea happens at other times, it may ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... Amenorrhea — the absence of menstruation — can happen during puberty or later in life. Primary amenorrhea describes a condition in which you haven''t had any menstrual periods by age 16. S...
Source: MayoClinic

Amenorrhea Treatment

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... Absence of menstruation, i.e. either lack of menarche or cessation of menses. To recognize amenorrhea it is necessary to know what would be considered normal menstruation. The duration of a period is ...
Source: HealthWorld


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  • Menstruation
    ... Menstruation is a woman's monthly bleeding. It is also called menses, menstrual period, or period. When a woman has her period, she is menstruating. The menstrual blood is partly blood and partly ...