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what could cause the absence of a period in a woman?

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Dr. Helayne Merkin
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Amenorrhea: Missing periods are caused by different reasons depending on the age of the woman.Medical illnesses such as thyroid disease and hyperprolactinemia can cause a missed period. Both good and bad stress can also do it. As women get closer to menopause it can mirror adolescence when periods are not always regular and can come more or less frequently from not ovulating regularlyly.
Answered on Nov 8, 2012
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