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Question: No period for four months...

 the_eye_collector - Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:32 pm

Any advice welcome -

I started my periods seven years ago, and after about two years they became pretty regular, and I very rarely missed one. However, now I've suddenly gone for four months without a period and I'm worried. I know I can't be pregnant because I'm not sexually active, so what else could be the problem?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:44 am

User avatar Hi the_eye_collector,
Some of the reasons for amenorrhea (no menstrual cycle) aside from pregnancy, are stress, diet, malnutrition, (anorexia), hormone disturbances, ovarian dysfunction, endocrine dyfunction, etc. I would strongly suggest since your menstrual cycles have been essentially regular until now, and pregnancy is not an issue, that you have an evaluation by your physician to identify if an underlying disorder is present.
Theresa Jones, RN
 the_eye_collector - Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:17 am

Thanks a lot - I've got an appointment but it's not for a few days (long waiting lists) so I just wanted to know what to expect.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:08 am

User avatar Hi the_eye_collector,
You are welcome and thank you for using
An update would be appreciated when your time permits.
Theresa Jones, RN


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