TOP 5 reasons for the lack of menstruation | Women’s magazine “Lisa”

Often the first thought that comes to mind in such a sit­u­a­tion is preg­nan­cy, but if these sus­pi­cions are ground­less, it is worth look­ing for anoth­er rea­son. A small delay is not a rea­son to pan­ic. But if the sit­u­a­tion esca­lates…



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The men­stru­al cycle is a com­plex sys­tem that is sen­si­tive to the slight­est changes in the female body. Any dis­rup­tion or shift in the usu­al way of life (cli­mate change, dietary changes, tak­ing cer­tain med­ica­tions) can result in a delay in men­stru­a­tion. What fac­tors influ­ence the month­ly cycle espe­cial­ly strong­ly and when it is nec­es­sary to seek help from a doc­tor?

Don’t sneeze

A delay in men­stru­a­tion may well be pro­voked by a cold or oth­er sim­i­lar ail­ment. So the absence of men­stru­a­tion, which occurs against the back­ground of influen­za or ton­sil­li­tis, is a com­mon thing. The dis­ease can delay men­stru­a­tion for sev­er­al days or even weeks. Dur­ing this peri­od, the body throws all its resources into fight­ing the infec­tion. But it is worth get­ting bet­ter, the cycle will be restored. If men­stru­a­tion is absent for three months, we can talk about amen­or­rhea.

Rigid diets

Anoth­er com­mon cause of amen­or­rhea is exces­sive diet­ing and sud­den weight loss.

Sub­cu­ta­neous fat acts as a kind of depot (reserve) for the female sex hor­mones estro­gen. They ensure the nor­mal func­tion­ing of the ovaries and uterus.

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Rigid diets pro­voke a fail­ure in the body, there­fore, with rapid weight loss, the lev­el of estro­gen decreas­es sig­nif­i­cant­ly. Excess weight, of course, does not add health. More­over, obe­si­ty also often leads to amen­or­rhea (due to dis­rup­tion of the pitu­itary gland). How­ev­er, you need to lose weight grad­u­al­ly, avoid­ing extremes. If men­stru­a­tion dis­ap­pears on the back­ground of the diet, this is a seri­ous rea­son to con­sult a doc­tor and recon­sid­er your diet.

Blame the stress

Stress often leads to the sus­pen­sion of men­stru­a­tion. Ner­vous work, fam­i­ly trou­bles, exces­sive men­tal stress, con­stant lack of sleep …

These provo­ca­teurs most often cause hor­mon­al fail­ure, and there­fore men­stru­a­tion may be absent from sev­er­al weeks to months. Alas, it is not always pos­si­ble to cope with this prob­lem on your own. Only a doc­tor can make an accu­rate diag­no­sis and assess the sever­i­ty of the prob­lem.

An unex­pect­ed dis­cov­ery of doc­tors: strong pos­i­tive emo­tions can also cause amen­or­rhea.

For exam­ple, you got the job of your dreams or you final­ly set off on a trip that has been post­poned more than once. Even in this case, you should not neglect the advice of a spe­cial­ist.


If all of the above prob­lems have already been ruled out, how­ev­er, cycle fail­ures are repeat­ed and the delay lasts more than a week, it is all the more nec­es­sary to con­sult a doc­tor. Per­haps the rea­son lies in dis­eases of the gen­i­tal area. By far the most com­mon cause is poly­cys­tic ovary syn­drome (PCOS). The exact cause of this syn­drome has not yet been estab­lished. How­ev­er, it has been observed that PCOS is accom­pa­nied by an increase in the lev­els of the male hor­mone testos­terone and glu­cose (due to low insulin sen­si­tiv­i­ty) in the blood. It is worth pay­ing atten­tion: this syn­drome is char­ac­ter­ized not only by amen­or­rhea, but also by the scarci­ty of men­stru­a­tion.



Oth­er provo­ca­teurs include uter­ine fibroids, endometrio­sis, and inflam­ma­to­ry dis­eases of the gen­i­tal organs. All these patholo­gies are quite seri­ous, how­ev­er, with time­ly access to a doc­tor, they are com­plete­ly cur­able.

You may need to con­sult not only a gyne­col­o­gist, but also oth­er spe­cial­ists. For exam­ple, if the cause of amen­or­rhea is the thy­roid gland, it is worth vis­it­ing an endocri­nol­o­gist.

Force Majeure

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Anoth­er pos­si­ble rea­son for the absence of men­stru­a­tion is also very seri­ous — these are var­i­ous inflam­ma­to­ry dis­eases of the brain, as well as injuries and tumors. It would seem, what is the con­nec­tion between the brain and the men­stru­al cycle? The tight­est! For the full mat­u­ra­tion of the fol­li­cles (which is nec­es­sary for a nor­mal month­ly cycle), a spe­cial fol­li­cle-stim­u­lat­ing hor­mone (FSH) is respon­si­ble. It is pro­duced in the pitu­itary gland. In order for the mature fol­li­cle to burst and release the mature egg, anoth­er pitu­itary hor­mone, luteiniz­ing (LH), close­ly “fol­lows”. The pro­duc­tion of these hor­mones can be dis­rupt­ed just due to patholo­gies of the brain. How­ev­er, there is a third pitu­itary hor­mone — pro­lactin, the increased pro­duc­tion of which also blocks men­stru­a­tion. Nor­mal­ly, this is observed in nurs­ing moth­ers.

Out­side of lac­ta­tion, increased pro­duc­tion of pro­lactin may indi­cate a seri­ous dis­ease — a pitu­itary tumor.

This pathol­o­gy also requires spe­cial diag­nos­tics and urgent treat­ment. Anoth­er rea­son not to hes­i­tate to vis­it a spe­cial­ized doc­tor.

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