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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 more
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?
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
Irregular menses: The cycle varies from ever 3 to 4 weeks or longer. ...Read more
No need to wait: For anyone with regular periods, why wait? No need to wonder, get an answer. ...Read more
Pregnancy test: Go get tested. You may be pregnant. If not and you do not get your period next month, go and get examined by an ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more
Absent period since october but spotting in january and february, also negative hpt. What is wrong with my body?
Spotting: Your spotting may have been periods.Get a more detailed answer ›
Period (spotting only) lasted 3 weeks after being absent for 2 stressful months. Trying to have a baby now, had tendency for posc diagnosed in past?
Not ovulating: If a pregnancy test is negative, these symptoms would be due to not ovulating. Irregular menstrution is a symptom of pocs (polycystic ovarian syndrome). You may need to see your doctor for evaluation and assistance conceiving. ...Read more
Sister was in diet and she is 158 CM . 47.5 kg. 18 year and very inactive person so she take 1400 calory to maintain weight but its period is absent?
Amenorrhea; diet: Her body mass index is now 19 (within preferred range of 18-25) based on numbers u gave. Irregular or absent periods can result from weight loss, weight gain, strong physical exertion (athletes/ballerinas), physical or emotional stress. If she maintains her current weight, her periods may return. If she is sexually active, a home pregnancy test can r/o pregnancy. If no change, consult gyn. ...Read more
For the 1st had absent period 4 6months. Got my period normally jan22-28. Feb 25 got my 2nd period still bleeding light flow no pain getting heavier. ?
Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Whats causing absent period. I take 50mcg levo 4 thyroid. Havent had period since 9.5.13. And that one was started by medroxy. Help. No insurance 4 dr?
If you are: taking daily thyroid replacement, make sure it is the correct amount to keep your lab numbers normal. There are many possible causes for absent periods and a full medical evaluation is necessary. Check into free clinics or local residency programs, or apply for medicaid. ...Read more
My period has been absent for the past four months and then today I have a brown stringy discharge tinted with blood. Is this normal?
Why do cramps hurt worse on some days of my period but are absent or barely noticeable on others? Days 1 & 3 usually more painful than days 2 & 4.
Prostaglandins: The pain of menstrual cramps is experienced due to a hormone called prostaglandins. These hormones work to stimulate the muscular contractions necessary for shedding the uterine lining. These hormones can cause powerful contractions when they cut the blood supply to the uterus, leading to a lack of oxygen to the related muscles. The pain however comes and goes throughout the cycle. ...Read more