A to Z: Amenorrhea, Secondaryenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgSecondary amenorrhea is when a girl who had been getting her period stops menstruating for more than 6 months or for more than three of her usual cycles.Amenorrhea, period, missed period, primary, secondary, menstruation, menstruating, reproductive system, female, puberty, sexual development, period problems, menstruate, not menstruating, no periods, bleeding, not bleeding, never got period10/16/201303/18/201909/02/2019259818a7-17c9-476e-918d-c99a31becb56https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-amenorrhea-secondary.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/menstrual-problems.html/">Amenorrhea</a> is when a girl is not getting her <a class="kh_anchor">period</a>. The two types of amenorrhea are <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-amenorrhea-primary.html/">primary amenorrhea</a> and secondary amenorrhea.</p> <p>Secondary amenorrhea is when a girl who had been getting her period stops menstruating for more than 6 months or for more than three of her usual cycles.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Causes of secondary&nbsp;amenorrhea include pregnancy, hormone imbalances, stress, thyroid conditions, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-cyst-ovarian.html/">ovarian cysts</a>, being too thin, and long-term illness. Girls who exercise intensively may miss periods if they don't get enough calories in their diet.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Treatment may help periods start or return. Depending on the cause, this might include medication, stress reduction, dietary changes, or reducing excessive exercise. In a few instances, surgery might be recommended.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: AmenorrheaAmenorrhea is when a girl is not getting her period.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-amenorrhea.html/cb313254-a1a8-4a1e-93cf-d9162696d63c
A to Z: Amenorrhea, PrimaryPrimary amenorrhea is when a girl does not start her period by age 15 or 3 years after she begins puberty.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-amenorrhea-primary.html/941b2c05-1634-4859-822c-6f623b9fd6b4
All About PeriodsPeriods can be confusing. Get the facts in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/menstruation.html/8982e306-91dd-45c8-869f-3012403a61dd
Compulsive ExerciseEven though exercise has many positive benefits, too much can be harmful. Teens who exercise compulsively are at risk for both physical and psychological problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/compulsive-exercise.html/57728848-9e48-4724-8268-8faa34c0e1c9
Did My Period Stop Because of Too Much Exercise?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/amenorrhea.html/6c5182c4-13b7-4ade-8288-db24914e8a89
Female Athlete TriadFemale athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: disordered eating, amenorrhea (loss of a girl's period), and osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/triad.html/660b8bc9-8181-412e-a420-cbf191295794
Female Reproductive SystemWhy do girls get periods? What goes on when a woman gets pregnant? What can go wrong with the female reproductive system? Find the answers to these questions and more in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/female-repro.html/fb3f1957-5655-42f6-bd1f-e0f2627c4245
Five Things Girls Want to Know About PeriodsGirls have lots of questions about periods. Here are five good ones - and the all-important answers!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/five-period.html/454c2743-e91a-48a0-8da4-a0c04690fb75
Irregular PeriodsWondering whether it's normal to have irregular periods? Get the facts about this common problem.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/irregular-periods.html/c3462379-b09e-41c0-8a67-9c0ebdc4b743
PMS, Cramps, and Irregular PeriodsGet the facts on which period problems are normal and which ones might indicate something's going on.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/menstrual-problems.html/dc8ec33f-7c5e-41eb-a3fb-f7fcb030b6b2
Talking to Your Child About PeriodsKids reaching puberty should already know what's going to happen to their bodies. Here are some tips for talking to your daughter about menstruation.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-about-menstruation.html/2fa51072-ff0d-4ddf-9754-a27b424e8431
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