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Secondary Amenorrhea

The absence of menstruation is called amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea is when menstruation has stopped for three months or longer after your last period. The factors that can cause this condition are the use of birth control pills and shots, hypothyroidism, and being under or overweight.

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What is the reason for missed periods after medication in a multiple uterus fibroid patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unmarried and my age is 40. I had severe bleeding during my menstrual period. So, I met a gynecologist and found out that I have multiple fibroids in my uterus and the largest one is 1.1 x 1.1 inch. And my uterus was bulky. She advised me to take Fibroease 25 mg daily for three month...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, Fibroease (Mifepristone) causes amenorrhoea owing to anti-progesterone and anti-glucocorticoid effect. It is known to reduce the size by often 35 to 40 % and increase the hemoglobin as well in symptomatic perimenopausal age group women, where the aim is to avoid...  Read Full »

I have missed periods. Is this pregnancy or a disease amenorrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex at 11 PM but took I-pill the next morning at 9 AM. I have missed periods. I have heard about the disease amenorrhea. Is this pregnancy or a disease amenorrhea? If amenorrhea happens, can it be easily cured? How she I have regular periods? Is it a matter of fear or a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most probably, missed periods in your case, is because of I-pill. Please tell me the last periods date, date of intercourse, and usual cycle length so that I can guide you precisely.   Read Full »

My last menstruation ended a few years ago, and I still do not have menstruation. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern with my menstruation. My last menstruation ended a few years ago, and I still do not have menstruation. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Having no menstrual periods is called amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is normal in the following circumstances. 1. Before puberty. 2. During pregnancy. 3. While breastfeeding. This is because estrogen levels are alte...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS and have not had a period for over a year. Now, I have a partner and we do not use protection. Two days ago, I woke up with a light bleed and that lasted for a few hours and disappeared. Then, the same thing happened today and I bled for a few hours. I took a pregnancy test an...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With so much prolonged amenorrhea, ovulation is unlikely to have occurred and pregnancy is less likely. Kindly use barrier contraceptive (condom) for three weeks and repeat home pregnancy test. If it comes negative, then pregnancy is almost ruled out. Absence of menstru...  Read Full »

Should I meet my gynecologist for missed period?

Query: Hi doctor, My LMP was on the 7th of last month. I have done my urine test, and it came negative. Also, I have tested beta hCG, and it is less than one. But I have missed my period without any symptoms. Why? Do I need to visit a gynecologist regarding this missed period?  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is less than one, you are not pregnant. So, we can safely suggest medication to induce your periods. I suggest tablet Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) 10 mg three times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to not have periods for 10 months after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had cesarean delivery 12 months ago. She has uterine tumor of 0.8 x 0.6 inch in myometrium. After delivery she had been continuing periodical discharge for two months. Period has been stopped since last 10 months. My wife is still breastfeeding our baby (son). The doctor has advis...  Read Full »

Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cessation of menstruation is called amenorrhea. Amenorrhea for six months following pregnancy is usual, but when it has continued for 10 months, it requires investigations. Breastfeeding may be a cause. If the period does not return after stopping breastfeeding, then we ...  Read Full »

What is the solution for secondary amenorrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister has had secondary amenorrhea for the last six years. Her LH and FSH are very low, but her AMH is satisfactory. Is there any solution to this? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Was there any reason for this problem, especially during her previous delivery, or other endocrinological reasons? According to you, she will need further evaluation to rule out the reasons for pituitary dysfunction, as LH (luteinizing hormon...  Read Full »

I did not have periods for four months and bleeding now with clots. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex before five months, but then I got my period after 15 days. Then, I had no periods for the next four months. I had Femilon as a birth control medicine. Now, I have periods with large clots. A piece of it is still stuck in my vagina, and I am not able to pull it out. Please let ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Femilon is a combined oral contraceptive pill and hence, does not cause amenorrhea. But, you should ideally get menses during the sugar pill days. However, if no menses, then chances are there that you may have become pregnant, which I believe y...  Read Full »

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