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It's important to remember that amenorrhoea is a symptom, not a condition in itself. Seeking medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause is crucial for both physical and mental well-being.


  1. Pregnancy: Amenorrhoea is a natural occurrence during pregnancy as menstruation ceases throughout gestation.

  2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): PCOS is a common hormonal disorder & metabolic disorder that can lead to irregular or absent menstrual periods.

  3. Stress and Emotional Factors: High levels of chronic stress, emotional trauma, or significant life changes can disrupt the hormonal balance and lead to amenorrhoea.

  4. Excessive Exercise: Intense physical training or excessive exercise, particularly in athletes, can lead to amenorrhoea due to changes in hormonal levels.

  5. Eating Disorders: Conditions like anorexia nervosa or bulimia can disrupt the hormonal balance, leading to amenorrhoea.

  6. Thyroid Disorders: Conditions like hypothyroidism can affect menstrual cycles.

  7. Pituitary Disorders: Conditions affecting the pituitary gland, such as a tumour, can disrupt hormonal regulation.


  1. Absence of Menstruation: The primary symptom of amenorrhoea is the absence of menstrual periods for three or more consecutive cycles.

  2. Changes in Weight: Rapid weight loss or gain can be associated with amenorrhoea.

  3. Hair Changes: Some women may experience changes in body hair growth, particularly if hormonal imbalances are present.

  4. Headaches: Hormonal disruptions can lead to headaches or migraines.

  5. Changes in Libido: Some women may experience changes in sexual desire or satisfaction.

  6. Mood Changes: Hormonal imbalances can lead to mood swings, irritability, or feelings of sadness.

Impact on Women's Mental Health:

  1. Anxiety and Concern: Women experiencing amenorrhoea may feel anxious or concerned about the underlying cause and its potential impact on their overall health and fertility.

2. Body Image and Self-Esteem: Amenorrhoea, especially in cases related to weight changes or eating disorders, can significantly impact body image and self-esteem.

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