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I am not menstruating from last 5 months

By Anonymous May 13, 2016 - 7:09am
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I'm 19 years old
Last time I'd my period on 28-11-15 it was normal.
I generally have heavy flow the first and second day which is also very painful.
It lasts for 5-6 days.
Though I never had any intercourse..n also I'd my periods late when i was around 15 or 16..
I'm quite worried what could happen be the reason for same?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community for help.

What you have been experiencing is secondary amenorrhea. It s a term used when a young woman has had a period before, but stops having them.

Possible causes include changes in weight and an eating disorder.

Girls who participate in sports such as running or gymnastics or in activities such as ballet often have athletic amenorrhea. This can be due to low weight, weight loss, or stress. Even an athlete whose weight is normal may not be taking in enough nutrition to keep her body healthy and may skip periods.

Low or high thyroid hormone, too little or too much adrenal hormones such as cortisol, and too much prolactin, a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain, can cause irregular periods or amenorrhea. High prolactin levels can also be caused by medications such as risperidone.

Girls with many diseases such as Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle disease, lupus, diabetes, and others may have irregular menstrual periods or amenorrhea because of low weight, stress, or a flare in their illness.

Anonymous, schedule an appointment with a gynecologist, who will do a physical exam, obtain a medical history and order any necessary blood tests and or diagnostic testing such as an ultrasound.

You can find more information on our Amenorrhea home page.

Please keep in touch once you have seen a doctor.


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