Primary amenorrhea refers to the absence of menstruation in someone who has not had a period by age 15.
Secondary amenorrhea refers to the absence of three or more periods in a row by someone who has had periods in the past.
Symptoms of amenorrhea can vary based on what might be causing it.
Along with the absence of periods you might experience:
- Milky nipple discharge
- Hair loss
- Vision changes
- Excess facial hair
- Pelvic pain
Amenorrhea can be caused by a variety of things.
- Side effect of some medications
- Excessive exercise
- Low body weight
- Hormonal imbalances
When To See A Doctor
You should seek medical advice if you have missed three mensrual periods in a row, or if you are aged 15 or over and have never had a period.