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My period has not been coming for about six months now what

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: My period has not been coming for about six months now what do I do
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: It comes in 7 days
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I just want to know why my period is not coming for the past six months
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 days ago.
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 days ago.

What is your age?

Have you shown your doctor for this? Any tests done?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I’m 18
And no I haven’t
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 days ago.

You are having amenorrhea. Absence of menses is called amenorrhea.

It can be due to many causes:

* Psychogenic factors: like stress - induced psychogenic amenorrhea, exercise amenorrhea, bulimia, and anorexia nervosa
* Hypothyroidism

* Obesity

* Polycystic ovarian disease
* Ovarian causes: like resistant ovary syndrome, endometriosis, ovarian tumours, and ovarian choriocarcinoma.
* Increased prolactin: like prolactinomas, drug induced- amitryptiline, chlorpromazine, estrogens, Cushing's disease, Hypothyroidism.

If menses are absent for more than 6 weeks this needs to be checked up by a gynaecologist. You will need various check ups including a clinical examiantion, utraosund of the abdomen, hormonal tests, etc. You now need to consult a Gynaecologist. Discuss with your GP about this and ask for a referral with your GP.

Meanwhile for now, steps you should take are:

Lots of fluids - water, juice, Gatorade.

Vt. C, Zinc and Vitamin B complex supplements -you can get this at your pharmacy.

Regular exercise - take 30 minutes of walk 5 times a week at the minimum. This is the most important step.

Maintain optimal weight – check your BMI on the net, its easily done. If you are overweight, try to reduce weight by at least 5 pounds, this will help greatly.

Avoid smoking, cut down on alcohol, cut down on caffeine

Cut down on excess sugar and carbs

High fiber diet -vegetables, fruits, non processed meat and fish - be sure to take nutritious diet

Regular hours of sleep

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 days ago.

Hope this resolves your query. If you need more help, just write back here so l can continue to assist. Stay safe!

Dr. P. Jyoti

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Is it strange I mean the disease
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 days ago.

No, lack of periods is quite common. It is not a dangerous condition at all. You will be all right with a few tests and medicines. Show a gynaecologist for this.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok many thanks
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I feel I’m underweight so I want gain weight what do I do