Amenorrhea is the absence of a menstrual period. Missing your regular menstrual period is for most women the very first early pregnancy sign.
Menstruation or menstrual period is the regular shedding of the uterine lining about 14 days after ovulation if pregnancy did not happen. Your menstrual period (and also your menstrual cycle) begins on the first day you see bright red blood.
If you have amenorrhea and you don't have a period and are not pregnant, then certain tests can be done to find out why you are not getting your period.
On average, women have between 11 and 13 menstrual cycles, or periods, each year. For some women, 11 is far too many and others would love to have only 13 periods.
Metrorrhagia is abnormal bleeding or spotting that occurs between periods or that is not associated with menstruation. Most women will likely refer to it simply as spotting. There are many causes of metrorrhagia, including hormone imbalance, abnormal growths, pregnancy complications, and infection.
Primary amenorrhea is diagnosed when a woman does not get her period by the age of 14 or 16 years of age.
Primary amenorrhea is defined as:
Pelvic pain during the menstrual period is knows as dysmenorrhea. The #1 reason for dysmenorrhea is a condition called endometriosis, when endometrial lining is outside the uterus.
Cyclical pain, pain that's related to the menstrual cycle, in a reproductive age woman, almost always has something to do with hormones and ovulation.
Pelvic pain about midcycle or 2 weeks before the next period is usually due to ovulation.
Not ovulating and having ovulation problems is the #1 reason in women for difficulties getting pregnant.
Light menstrual bleeding is also known as hypomenorrhea.
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A menstrual cycle with infrequent menstrual periods and cycles that are consistently longer than 35 days is also known as 'oligomenorrhea.'
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