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 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

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 2.2 x 1.6 cm 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 advised...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 breastfeed...  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 c...  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://w...  Read Full »

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 3 cm X 2.9 cm. And my uterus was bulky. She advised me to take Fibroease 25 mg daily for three month...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Should I meet my gynecologist for missed period?

Query: Hi doctor, My LMP was 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 1. 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

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is less than one, you are not pregnant. So, we can safely suggest you medication to induce your periods. I suggest tablet Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) 10 mg three times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, dis...  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 periods 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 where large flesh like thing is¬†coming out. A piece of it is still stuck in my vagina, and I am not able ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 you did not rule...  Read Full »

What is the solution for secondary amenorrhea?

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


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Was there any reason for this problem, especially during her previous delivery or any other endocrinological reasons? She will need further evaluation and to rule out the reasons for pituitary dysfunction as LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating ...  Read Full »

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