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Absent Period Definition
Amenorrhea: Or absent periods may occur form a wide variety of reasons. It may be because you are not ovulating or because you are menopausal or because you have underlying medical problems that interfere with normal menstrual cycle (eg, thyroid). In some cases it may be anatomic like a congenital or developmental problem that may require surgical correction. ...Read more
Dysmenorrhea: Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right with the menstrual flow" ...Read more
Unpredictable.: The normal amount of time from the start of one period to the next is somewhere between 26 and 32 days. If your periods consistenly come outside of that range, then they are irregular. Having irregular periods also means that you can't predict when you will be ovulating. ...Read more
No period.: A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase the possibiliity of pregnancy. ...Read more
Rare: If a women never has a period she needs to be examined most of the time we can find out what the problem is and fix it. ...Read more
More frequent period: This means that a woman’s periods are starting to arrive with fewer days in between them. The length of time between a woman’s periods is typically very predictable and constant, all things being equal. So a change in the frequency of periods could suggest something hormonally or structurally is amiss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always have absent period and it always end 8 days but this time I am having periods about 13 days they are light. It there any way that i can stop?
Don't know: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Light periods: Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short periods with light flow. ...Read more
I'm 17 and was answered here that stress, medical conditions etc are the possible reasons for my absent period(dec, 2013). Can you treat me online?
No one can : Proper care requires a full evaluation of your health. A complete history of your background and medicines and your family's is needed. A physical exam is also part of a full work up. When this basic necessity is completed, the right therapy can be counseled or prescribed. ...Read more
Absent period for the first time, no sex. Periods were regular for past few years. What could be the reason?
On here I was told I have amenorrhea bc of an absent period for now going on 3 months. What exactly does this mean?
Terminology: Ammenorrhea is the medical term for lack of menstrual periods. It may be primary, when the woman never had any periods, or secondary when she had some periods and then stopped having those. There are many causes of secondary ammenorrhea, which would be the term in your case. You may consult the site give below, but it would be prudent to see your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001219.htm ...Read more