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What are the causes of amenorrhea?

By Anonymous September 7, 2014 - 2:06am
 
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Hi.
My last menstrual period was on 13th July. I had a sexual encounter on 25th July, but there was no ejaculation. My period was late in August, so I took three pregnancy tests on 22nd August and few days after that which were all negative. I visited my Gynaecologist two days back and he suggested I have an ultrasound, which I took today.
In report, it says everything is normal and the uterine cavity is empty.
I also had history of ovarian cyst (6 years back) so i thought maybe it grew again which was causing my amenorrhea but the ultrasound report says everything is normal. The only positive finding in the ultrasound is mild fatty liver.

I have few questions.

1. Does this rule out the chances of me being pregnant?
2. How often does pregnancy show in Ultrasound?
3. Why is my period so late?
4. Why do I have fatty liver? Does it cause amenorrhea?
5. What can I do to induce my period? Are there any drugs that can start my period?
6. How long should I wait?

I know stress causes delay in period, but the whole situation is making me really
stressed and I can't help it.

Thank you for reading this.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! 

1) When you think you might be pregnant, taking pregnancy tests as well as visiting a doctor for an ultrasound are great actions to take. Since your pregnancy tests and your ultrasound were all negative, I think that rules out the chance that you are pregnant. Those tests combined are usually very accurate. 

2) Ultrasounds are typically very accurate when used to detect pregnancies. Usually they can detect a pregnancy with 25-30 days of becoming pregnant. Home pregnancy tests can also be very accurate. They measure hCG, and some tests can detect it as early as 4 days before your next period.

3) Late periods can happen due to a variety of things. You are right that stress can cause later periods. Some other causes of late periods include changes in diet, working out more often, illness, travel, and some birth controls. 

4) The most common causes of fatty liver disease include sudden weight loss, malnutrition, certain medicines, autoimmune disease, obesity, a family member who also had fatty liver disease, and excessive alcohol intake. Did your doctor tell you that you have fatty liver disease? There can be a connection between fatty liver disease and amenorrhea. When the liver doesn't function correctly, it can lead to amenorrhea. And when there is extra fat on the liver, it does not work as well as usual.

5) There are some different ways to induce your period. Some ways to do this include skipping ahead to a new birth control pill pack, reducing your stress, sexual intercourse, higher intake of Vitamin C, and the herbs parsley and ginger (can consume through parsley or ginger tea).

6) I would wait at least another 5-7 days. Remember that it is common for periods to be late sometimes. Implantation of a fertilized egg does not happen until 6-12 days after ovulating. Usually pregnancy tests are more accurate 10-12 days after ovulating.

If you are not planning on getting pregnant, it is important to use a form of protection or birth control when having sex.

I hope this helped! Let me know if you have further questions.

Best,
Erin 

September 7, 2014 - 10:43pm
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Anonymous

1.NO 2.AS FAR AS U ARE PREGNANT,IT WILL KEEP ON SHOWING ON THE ULTRASOUND. 3.SO MANY FACTORS CAN DELAY UR MENSES. STRESS, CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT, POOR EATING HABIT, CERTAIN DRUGS.
4.U CAN GET FATTY LIVER FROM SO MANY FACTORS. EXCESSIVE USE OF DRUGS [DRUG INTOXICATION], LIVER DISEASE, EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL INTAKE, ETC. IT CAN'T DELAY UR MENSES. 5.DON'T WORRY, IT WILL COME BY ITSELF.
6. THAT WILL DEPEND ON UR BODY SYSTEM.

September 7, 2014 - 2:40pm
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