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i am not having periods in my total life? but am married?so amnot get a pregnent?

By Anonymous March 4, 2016 - 4:27am
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Hi Anon!

Thank you for reaching out to EmpowHER!

What you have is called Primary Amenorrhea.

Amenorrhea refers to the absence of a menstrual cycle. Primary amenorrhea occurs if an adolescent female has not yet begun menstruation by around age 16 or so. Secondary amenorrhea describes a condition in which a woman who has previously menstruated on a regular basis misses three or more periods in a row. In the United States, amenorrhea affects between 2-5% of women.

Most females begin menstruating between the ages of 9-18, but age 12 is the average. Menstruation, or a menstrual period, refers to the monthly process in which the uterus sheds blood and tissue in preparation for pregnancy.

If a female has not started her menstrual period by age 16, a doctor should be contacted to determine the cause and prescribe any treatment that may be necessary.

Treatment for amenorrhea is dependent upon the cause of the condition:

Congenital birth defect—may be correctable by surgery
Pituitary tumor—treatments usually involve surgery or radiation therapy
Hormonal irregularity—hormone therapy, including oral contraceptives, may cause menstruation to begin
Weight related—improved diet, including healthy caloric intake and a reasonable exercise routine usually restores hormonal balance and menstruation
Medical condition—if effective treatment is available, it may restore menstruation.

Getting pregnant may not be possible at the moment. Please consult your gynecologist for help.

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/amenorrhea


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