i am 27 mother of 4. since starting menstrating 15 years ago ive been more regular than an alarm clock. then all the sudden no cycle. not even spotting. of course my first thought was pregnancy but blood test negative. whats up. what could cause it

Physician investigators

Physician investigators funded by the National Institutes of Health have determined through years of research that a woman’s menstrual health can be used as an indicator of her overall health. In other words, you shouldn’t stop having periods.

There are plenty of reasons for irregular cycles, such as stress, eating disorders, PCOS and sometimes, Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) a.k.a Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) or (sometimes incorrectly called Early Menopause or Premature Menopause). POI is a disease that affects women under the age of 40. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency means that a woman’s ovaries have stopped functioning normally. A very common symptom of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency is menstrual irregularities such as missed periods, thus making Primary Ovarian Insufficiency one of the major health problems that is closely tied to the menstrual cycle.

Lots of causes – no real way to tell unless you visit your health care provider for a hormone screen.


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