Absence of Menstruation (Amenorrhea)

About- Absence of menstruation also called Amenorrhea is the condition when women missed one or more menstrual periods.
There are two types of amenorrhea-
 Primary amenorrhea- Absence of the first period in a young woman by the age of 16

 Secondary amenorrhea- Occurs when the normal menstrual period stops for three months or longer
 
Symptoms-
The main symptom of 
Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual periods. Other symptoms may include
 Acne
 Changes in breast size
 Hair loss
 Headache
 Increased facial hair growth
 Milky nipple discharge
 Pelvic pain
 Unexplained Weight gain or weight loss
 Vision changes
 
Causes-
 Pregnancy
 Breastfeeding
 Use of birth control pills
 Use of certain medications including Antipsychotics, Cancer chemotherapy, Antidepressants, Blood pressure drugs, Allergy medications
 Low body weight
 Poor nutrition or malnutrition
 Excessive exercise
 Mental stress
 Depression
 Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
 Menopause
 Early Menopause (Premature ovarian failure)
 Thyroid malfunction
 Pituitary tumor
 Uterine scarring
 Poorly formed reproductive organs including uterus, cervix or vagina
 Structural abnormality of the vagina
 Turner syndrome
 High levels of testosterone
 Müllerian defects

Specialist to visit
 Gynecologist and Obstetrician

 Ask a question or view previous questions and answers on 
Amenorrhea
References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.everydayhealth.com
https://emedicine.medscape.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.healthline.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org

© Copyright 2020 MYMEDILAND. All rights reserved.