If you don’t have your period for more than 3 cycles, it is called amenorrhea. It may be classified as primary or secondary:
There are several possible causes of amenorrhea, including:
If you don’t have your period for more than 3 cycles, it is called amenorrhea.
Diagnosis begins with a medical history and a complete physical exam, including a pelvic exam. Your healthcare provider will want to rule out other menstrual disorders, medical conditions, or medicines that may be causing or aggravating the condition. A diagnosis of amenorrhea means that you miss at least 3 periods in a row, without being pregnant. Young women who haven’t had their first menstrual period by age 15 should be evaluated promptly. Making an early diagnosis and starting treatment as soon as possible is very important.
Your healthcare provider will figure out the best treatment for you based on:
Treatment for amenorrhea may include:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:
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