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Menstrual Cramp and Disorder Treatment

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Menstruation problems.

Amenorrhoea (absence of periods)
Amenorrhoea simply means an absence of your periods. Doctors usually classify amenorrhoea into primary or secondary amenorrhoea.
Primary amenorrhoea: where your periods have never started and you are at least 16 years old.
Secondary amenorrhoea: where you normally have periods but they have stopped for 6 months or more

When is it normal not to have periods?

It is normal not to have periods:
before you reach puberty;
when you are pregnant;
if you are breastfeeding; and
if you have reached menopause.

Causes of amenorrhoea

Amenorrhoea may be caused by:

  • Malfunction of the thyroid gland, the hypothalamus (part of the brain that helps regulate the menstrual cycle) or the pituitary gland;
  • Problems with the ovaries;
  • Anatomical problems with the uterus, cervix or vagina;
  • Delayed puberty;
  • Prolonged strenuous exercise;
  • Stress;
  • Depression and some other forms of mental illness;
  • Low body weight;
  • Some medicines, including the oral contraceptive pill (it can take 3-6 months to start periods again after stopping the pill), certain antipsychotic medicines and cancer chemotherapies;
  • Chronic illness;
  • hormonal imbalances such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); or
    premature menopause.

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

Dysmenorrhoea means painful periods. Period pain and discomfort are usually most severe for the first day or so of your period.

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