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rare mensural period

By Anonymous May 29, 2012 - 5:30am
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i started my period at the age of 10 and never had it regularly. it would come one in 2/3 months. when i turned 16, it disappeared for 7 years and appeared for 2 consecutive months then disappered for 3 years and reappered for one month in August 2009. since then i havent had it. i lost a lot of weinght then when i was 16 it has been very difficult for me to reach the point where my body can sustain my period. any advice before i go to the gynae

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Hi Anonymous,

I think you hit the nail on the head by mentioning the weight loss. That definitely is enough to trigger a missed period but 7 years is a long time.

There are several reasons for a missed period, including an increase in exercise, or change in diet. Since the weight loss have you been getting enough nutrients? 

Here's an article on amenorrhea that explains the variety of possible causes:


It's good that you're going to see a doctor, as he/she will be able to more accurately pinpoint the reason and hopefully get this this figured out! 



May 29, 2012 - 6:56am
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