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Amenorrhea, is lack of menstruation which is seen before the puberty age or after menopause. There are 2 types of amenorrhea, primary and secondary.

Primary amenorrhea occurs in girls who are under the sixteen and before menstruation.

Causes of primary amenorrhea

  • Ovarian disorders

Ovaries are responsible of ovulation. So, ovarian disorder can disturb the menstrual period.

  • Nervous system disorders

Disorder of some glands such as pituitary gland, or glands in brain and nervous system disturb the menstrual period.

Secondary amenorrhea occurs in women who have missed menstrual period for few months.

Causes of secondary amenorrhea

  • Lactation
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Menopause


Dr. Mitra Bahmanpour, expresses other causes:

  • Depression
  • Bad diet
  • Over weighting
  • Weight loss
  • Heavy activities
  • Using some drugs
  • Imbalanced hormone
  • Glands in brain
  • Poly cystic syndrome
  • stress

Some symptoms of amenorrhea are as following:

  • Headache
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Facial hair growth


Changes of organs, hormones and glands have direct effects on menstruation. So, amenorrhea can occurs due to these changes.Women should care about their menstrual period changes, and should know the date of period starts.

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Dr. Mitra Bahmanpour, Gynecologist

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