What is Amennorhea?
Amennorhea is the absence of menstruation. Basically, it means that you don’t have a period.
Primary Amennorhea is when someone hasn’t menstruated, but has reached the age of 15.
Secondary Amennorhea is if someone has had a period, but has missed it three times in a row for some reason. The most common reason for this is pregnancy.
Learn more here: Facts about Amennorhea.
Amennorhea and Pregnancy: How are they Related?
There are two ways to think about Amennorhea and Pregnancy. The first is if your period stops and it might be because you’re pregnant.
The second is if you don’t get periods, but want to become pregnant. Is it possible?
Amennorhea as a Result of Pregnancy
One of the main causes of secondary Amennorhea is pregnancy. It’s obvious when you think about it!
If you’re pregnant, you won’t have a period. So, if you don’t get your period for a couple of months, but you’re having sex (especially unprotected sex), then pregnancy should be suspected. Get a test done by your doctor, or you can buy a kit at your local drugstore.
If you go to your doctor about missed periods, a pregnancy test will often be the first course of action.
Trying to Get Pregnant with Irregular Periods
Do you have irregular periods, but are trying to get pregnant? Learn more here:
Can I Get Pregnant if I’m Not Getting My Period?
If you don’t ovulate and have periods, it’s impossible to become pregnant. If you do want to become pregnant however, the first step would be to find out why you’re not getting your period.
There are a number of reasons for Amennorhea including (but not limited to):
- Low body weight
- Excessive exercise
- Poor nutrition
- Thyroid or Pituitary disorder
- Hormone imbalance
As you can see, there are many varied reasons for why you might not be getting your period. The treatment depends on the underlying cause, and there is no one single course of action.
See your doctor for the best advice for your specific situation. Once you resume having your period, it might be possible to become pregnant. Again, please see your doctor for the best advice on making this happen.
From Amenorrhea to Pregnant
Very Light Periods: Could I Be Pregnant?
Are you having very light periods, lighter than normal? One possible cause for this is pregnancy, along with a whole host of other reasons. Learn more here:
Is it Menopause or am I Pregnant?
The average age of menopause is 51.5. If you’re in your late 40’s or very early 50’s, you may want to know if this is what’s happening.
If you’re in perimenopause, and start to miss periods, you may wonder if it’s a natural life event, or if you’re pregnant.
During the later phases of perimenopause, it’s normal to skip periods. By “skip,” we mean go 60 days without having a period.
This also looks a lot like pregnancy! Find out more details here:
Do you want to get pregnant during perimenopause? Learn more here: Perimenopause Pregnancy.
Amennorhea and Pregnancy: Have your Say!
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Reference: Loma Linda University