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What Is Amenorrhea?

We’ve all been there. We’ve all experienced firsthand a time when our period was late. The endless meandering through our minds seeking confirmation that we’ve calculated our period arrival date correctly. Only to be reassured of our excellent mathematical abilities yet left with a tonne of worry as to why our period has still not arrived. The medical term for this absence of menstruation is amenorrhea. Let’s take a closer look at what causes amenorrhea and how to fix amenorrhea should you ever experience it.

Firstly, what is amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea is the medical term used to describe the absence of menstruation in a woman during her reproductive years (from the age of puberty through to menopause). There are two types of amenorrhea; primary amenorrhea and secondary amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea exists in women who have reached the age of 16 yet haven’t experienced their first period yet. Secondary amenorrhea describes the absence of periods in women who have previously been menstruating for six months or more.

What are the common causes of amenorrhea?

What to do when you experience a missed period?

If you’ve experienced a menstrual disappearing act, there’s no need to panic. The female body, albeit beautiful, can do some downright strange things at times, with and without reason. Plus, it’s completely normal for the menstrual cycle to sporadically throw a surprise in the form of a late arrival. If you’re still concerned after a few days, visit your trusted doctor for a chat.


This blog is designed to be informative and educational. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or replace advice from your medical practitioner.

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