Absent menstrual periods, or amenorrhea, is when menstrual bleeding is absent. It occurs when the first menstrual period of a woman hasn’t arrived yet at age 16. This also holds true for women who fail to menstruate within 3 to 6 months.
Amenorrhea has many causes and factors. The most common cause of absent menstrual periods is being pregnant. However, absent periods can also be due to many lifestyle factors, such as being overweight, obese and too much exercise or stress. In some cases, it may be due to hormonal imbalances or issues with reproductive organs.
You ought to see your health practitioner in case you’re experiencing amenorrhea. Whatever is the cause, treatment should be given.