Menstruation is something all we women have to live with, but that doesn’t mean we have to suffer through it. If your periods are abnormal in any way, it could point toward a more serious problem. Watch out for these six symptoms that something is wrong.
1. You haven’t been getting your period.
Not getting your period is called amenorrhea, it’s one of the menstrual problems. If you don’t start your first period by age 16, that’s called primary amenorrhea. If you started your period at a normal age, but have skipped 3 or more periods, that’s called secondary amenorrhea.
Primary amenorrhea can be caused by a few different genetic syndromes, inter$ex conditions, and a wide variety of hormonal disorders. These are all things that you should know about so that they can receive the proper medical treatment. If you, your daughter, or any other girl you know doesn’t get her period by age 16, she should see a doctor.
Secondary amenorrhea can be caused by pregnancy, menopause, or hormonal disorders. These are also things you should know if you have it, especially pregnancy. If you experience secondary amenorrhea, take a pregnancy test and then go see your doctor.