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IS 102 DAYS OF NO PERIOD NORMAL?

By Anonymous February 3, 2012 - 1:16pm
 
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I HAVENT HAD A PERIOD SINCE SEPT AND WHEN I GOT TO THE DOCTORS THEY DO TEST AND SEND ME HOME.. WHEN I ASK QUESTION THEY ACT AS IF IM SPEAKING ANOTHER LANGUAGE I DNT KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE..I REALLY WANT A BABY AND I DONT KNOW IF I AM EVEN OVULATING..ITS SOOO FRUSTRATING......

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Dear Anonymous,

Not having a period for more than 3 months is known as Amenorrhea.  In nonpregnant women, amenorrhea may result from a variety of factors, including an existing medical condition, lifestyle, emotional distress, hormonal irregularity, or medication. Every effort should be made to determine the exact cause. Specific causes of amenorrhea include:

  • Dramatic weight loss, particularly from drastic diets, eating disorders includinganorexiaandbulimia, or excessive exercise
  • Dramatic weight gain or morbid obesity
  • Malnourishment
  • Birth defects including lack of a uterus, vagina, or other reproductive organs
  • Medical conditions includingcystic fibrosis,Cushing's disease,polycystic ovary, orPrader-Willi syndrome
  • Psychological stress—can lead to a hormonal imbalance sufficient to cause amenorrhea.
  • Medications—some antidepressants, chemotherapeutics, corticosteroids, certain contraceptives.
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Hermaphroditism (having both male and female reproductive organs)
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Uterine scarring

If your doctor is looking at you as if you were speaking another language, get a second opinion. Not having a period for 102 days is only normal when you are pregnant.

Please read more information on Amenorrhea here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/amenorrhea/

All the best,

Rosa

February 3, 2012 - 1:51pm
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