Secondary amenorrhea is a condition where menstruation stops for 3 months or more in a female who has been having regular periods, or for 6 months or more in a female who has been having irregular periods.
- Hormonal imbalance
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Hypothalamic dysfunction
- Pituitary dysfunction
- Uterine scarring
- Certain medications
- Extremely low weight
- Excessive exercise
- Cessation of menstrual period for more than 3 months
Treatment varies according to the cause. Once the health condition leading to amenorrhea is cured, menstruation becomes normal.
Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly helps regulate the menstrual cycle.