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is the absence of menstruation (your monthly period). Primary amenorrhea means your period did not start by age 16. This is usually because of a lack of reproductive organs, such as a uterus. Breasts and other signs of puberty that usually start to develop by age 14 do not develop. Secondary amenorrhea means you stopped having regular periods for at least 3 months or irregular periods for 6 months. Amenorrhea may be a sign of a serious medical problem that needs to be treated.
may include birth control pills to restart and regulate your periods. You may need medicines to treat medical conditions such as a thyroid or pituitary disorder, or PCOS. Surgery may fix a problem that is preventing blood from flowing through your vagina, or to remove a tumor.
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