What are the Symptoms of Amenorrhea?
Amenorrhea is a medical condition in which a woman does not menstruate during her reproductive years. There are two types of amenorrhea:
- Primary amenorrhea
- Secondary amenorrhea
If a girl is over 16 years and has not had her first period, then she is said to be affected by primary amenorrhea. If a woman who had normal periods for a few months or years, but suddenly experience an absence of menstruation, then she has secondary amenorrhea.
There are various causes of amenorrhea, such as lifestyle habits, eating disorders, congenital defects, reproductive organ failure, excessive workouts, psychiatric abnormalities, etc. The treatment of this medical condition depends upon its cause. Surgery, lifestyle changes, medications, etc. are some of the common treatment used for amenorrhea.
In this article, we will discuss the various symptoms caused by amenorrhea.
Depending upon the cause of amenorrhea following symptoms may appear:
- The absence of menstruation is the main symptom of amenorrhea.
- Milky discharge from the nipple or galactorrhea in women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Hair loss
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Increased facial and body hair growth or hirsutism due to excessive male hormones
- Due to reproductive organ failures, insomnia, vaginal dryness or night sweats can be seen
- Changes in vision or headaches
- Pelvic pain
- Lack of breast development