Absent periods

Stopped or missed periods There are many reasons why a woman may miss her usual monthly period, or why periods might stop altogether. Most women have a period every 28 days or so, but it's common to have a slightly shorter or longer cycle than this (from 21 to 40 ...1

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Causes of Absent periods

Why your periods might stop There are a number of reasons why your periods can stop. The most common reasons are:

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Diagnosis of Absent periods

When to see your GP: See your GP if you're not pregnant - you've had a negative pregnancy test - and you've missed more than three periods in a row. If you're sexually active and you haven't taken ...2

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Causes List for Absent periods

Possible causes of Absent periods (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Treatments for Absent periods

Treating underlying conditions If test results indicate an underlying medical condition has caused your periods to stop, you may be offered treatment for your condition. For example, if the cause is PCOS, you may be advised to take the contraceptive pill ...4

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ stopped-or-missed-periods/ 
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ stopped-or-missed-periods/ 

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