Amenorrhea is the condition when the menstrual cycle does not occur in women. Amenorrhea is of two types. It may be primary as well as secondary.
Primary Amenorrhea: When a girl or woman has not started her menstrual period after puberty, the condition is called Primary Amenorrhea. In this condition, the girl is older than 15 years and has gone through all other changes that normally happen after puberty.
Secondary Amenorrhea: A woman who had normal menstrual cycles before and suddenly the menstrual cycles were absent, the condition is referred to as secondary Amenorrhea.
Please note that the absence of the menstrual cycle also occurs during pregnancy and menopause. It is a normal natural phenomenon and should not be confused with Amenorrhea.
Although the absence of the menstrual cycle is thought to be the key symptom of delay periods, however, there are also a few more symptoms as well that can give you the hint about amenorrhoea. Some of the main symptoms may include:
There are several causes in females. Some of them may be a part of routine life, however, a few cases might be due to the side effects of medicines or because of certain medical issues.
Contraceptives: The females who use birth control medicines may experience this condition. Even if they stop taking those pills, it might take some time to regulate the natural cycle of periods. Similarly, the women who get the injections of contraceptives might also disturb the menstrual cycle.
Medicines and pills: There are some specific medicines and pills that may be quite harmful to your natural menstrual cycle and using those medicines at regular intervals may cause you amenorrhea. Some of those medications include:
Lifestyle Factors: At times the lifestyle plays a key role in developing amenorrhea, some of these factors are as follows:
Other Reasons: In addition to the causes given above there are some other causes as well that may lead a woman to amenorrhea, that may include:
Your medical health provider would advise conducting a few tests to diagnose Amenorrhea:
First of all, he would like to take your blood test to check the level of the hormone secreted by your pituitary glands and the ovaries. He might also ask you for the Ultrasonography of the pelvis to determine whether there is any abnormality in your genital tract or not besides he would also want to look for polycystic ovaries. Your doctor would then ask you for a CT scan or MRI of your head.
If the above tests don’t draw a clear picture and the doctor is unable to conclude anything, then he would possibly go for some additional tests such as:
Several medications can be helpful for the treatment of cease menses. Some of them are as follows:
Please note that this condition can be cured completely using homeopathic medicines without any side effects or other complications. By taking regular medicines from an expert homeopathic doctor you will see improvement in your condition within few weeks.