Anovulation refers to a condition in women in which an egg is not released from the ovaries. This can lead to menstrual cycle irregularities (no periods, long or short cycles, irregular cycles).
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.
Reasons for not ovulating (anovulation) inlcude polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premature ovarian failure, and hypothalamic amenorrhea.
You can conceive while breastfeeding though you are less fertile
during this time. You may notice irregular periods or a complete lack of
periods, called lactation amenorrhea, for up to one year (longer for
Post Pill Amenorrhea is defined when you did not get your period after stopping the pill.
Maybe dreaded, maybe thrilled - a missed period can mean so much to a
couple. If the couple has no thoughts about conceiving a child, the
mention of her missed period may be a bit to digest.
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.
It is safe to get pregnant as soon as you stop birth control, stop the pill, or have the IUD removed? Getting pregnant after birth control is not as complicated as many believe.
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:
Ovulation is necessary for getting pregnant, and some women have trouble getting pregnant because they do not ovulate (anovulation).
What is anovulation? What is the difference between ovulation and anovulation?
Missing a menstrual period, especially if you always had regular menstrual periods, is a significant event for most women and the first question you usually ask yourself is: "Am I pregnant because I missed my period?"
When can I get pregnant after stopping the pill?
Missed period and negative pregnancy test - How likely is pregnancy if the pregnancy test is negative?
I have no periods without prometrium. How can I get pregnant?
What is an imaginary pregnancy (pseudocyesis)?
Can obesity cause anovulation?
Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is a loss of ovarian function in younger women. POF is associated with amenorrhea (no menstrual period), estrogen is low, and the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level is elevated.
Why is my period late?
If I don't have my periods does that mean I am not ovulating?
What is Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure?
What is it?
I stopped the pill two months ago but am bleeding irregularly. What does this mean?
I had no period for 2 months. What could be the cause?
I received my last depo provera shot 6 months ago and have no period. Is that normal?
I have no period and did not bleed even after taking Provera. What does this mean?
What are the typical symptoms of PCOS?
How can you diagnose if I have PCOS?