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Added August 01, 2013

Period Stopped?

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Disappearing act. When your period stopped.

Sometimes your periods may stop altogether, a condition known as amenorrhea.

This can be caused by: 

  • Pregnancy
  • Dramatic weight loss. Amenorrhea is a frequent telltale sign of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, an illness in which the patientusually a young womanstarves herself in order to be thin
  • The "binge/purge" disorder, bulimia, in which the patient eats a lot of food (bingeing) and then makes herself throw up (purging)
  • Excessive exercise, like running more than 40 miles per week, or elite training in ballet/gymnastics, etc.
  • Polycystic Ovary Disease (multiple cysts on the ovary)
  • On some very low dose of birth control pills, there may be little or no menstrual flow

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Posted August 20, 2012
Birth Control isn't just used to prevent pregnancy. Some women have hormonal imbalances, so they use them to control there hormones.
Posted August 01, 2012
i have birth control pills,but i already told my parents im not gonna have sex,i mean i m like 2 YOUNG!
Posted September 30, 2011
its almost the end of the month and my period is way off track! its scaring me, at first i was well its my b-day so mayb it will come tomorrow ( as u can tell by my user name my birthday is Sept. 20, 1999 ) but its been almost 2 weeks and it hasn't came yet! my second 1 is im preg but i cant be! i dont even want to be preg at 12 yrs old!!!!!! third 1 was mayb it will come at sometime the end of this month ( like when i got my first 1 ) but after readin this im like " oh ok! well im in competive all-star cheerleading and practice is every Thursday and ever other Sunday for 3hrs+ so thats prob why... ok it will be all rite " but im still scared. plz help me knowing that it will be OK!!
Posted March 27, 2012
i hate my period but i don't want it 2 end b4 it has to
Posted August 14, 2011
I had no idea that runners could possible stop having periods! That's kind of cool!
Posted September 30, 2011
I run like crazy every week. Maybe I have to do more if I wanna break from this torture!
Posted May 26, 2011
I'm 16 Lately I been Getting My period For over 7 days It's been lastin for months. Why is that? I mostly get it for 7 days
Posted June 17, 2011
well im going threw the same thing i hope i get my period asap because it is scaring me i dont want to be pregnant have a disorder or not to have any problem i just my period and it asap every month ( as you c i like my period during the summer bc im very bored in the summer)
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