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my girl friend is not going on period for 4 month

By Anonymous June 15, 2015 - 10:18am
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We been trying to have a baby for long time and my girl friend is not going on period for 4 month now and we don't know what is the problem

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Hi Anon, Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

The absence of periods is called Amenorrhea.  There are two types:  Primary Amenorrhea and Secondary Amenorrhea.  Primary is when a young woman hasn't had her period by the age of 16.  Secondary Amenorrhea is when a woman who has been having a normal menstrual, stops getting her period for three or more months.

Amenorrhea is caused by changes in the organs, glands and hormones involved in menstruation.  Cause include:

  • Stopping the use of birth control
  • Some birth control methods (Depo-Provera)
  • Stress
  • Thyroid Issue
  • Depression
  • Over exercising
  • Ongoing illness
  • Pregnancy

Here are some additional resources for you and your girlfriend to review:

No Cycle or Missed Cycle:  What Could it Mean?

Amenorrhea:  Natural Methods May Restore Menstrual Cycle

I hope this helps.

Be well,


June 15, 2015 - 3:01pm
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