Natural changes in the body can cause your periods to stop.
For instance, women stop menstruating during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
There are many potential causes and risk factors for amenorrhea. Sometimes the cause is unknown.
Causes and risk factors for amenorrhea include:
Other causes of hormonal problems that may lead to amenorrhea include:
There are many risk factors for amenorrhea, such as:
The major symptom of amenorrhea is the absence of periods.
You may experience additional symptoms depending on the cause of your amenorrhea.
Other symptoms may include:
There are a number of steps your doctor will take to determine whether you have amenorrhea.
First, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms to get a better picture of your medical history.
Your doctor may also perform a pelvic exam and do a pregnancy test to rule out the possibility of pregnancy.
Tests for amenorrhea may include:
The treatment your doctor recommends will depend on the cause of your amenorrhea.
Treatments for amenorrhea may include medications, surgery, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these measures.
Lifestyle changes may include:
Medical treatments for amenorrhea may include:
Surgical treatments for amenorrhea may include:
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with amenorrhea:
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.