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7 mos. without period , now 4mos

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i have 2 kids both by c-section my period always been late but my last period didn't come for 7 months but it did came but after that now i have 4 months and ihave taken pregnancy test and they all negative what could be the cause.thank you...

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replied January 17th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A18581

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the absence of menstrual cycles since 7 months.

You seem to be having secondary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea is when a woman who has had normal menstrual cycles stops getting her monthly period for 3 or more months.

Pregnancy is the first possibility that should be ruled out by means of blood HCG tests and ultrasound which you have already done.

Other causes of secondary amenorrhea include stress and anxiety, malnutrition, depression, overexercising, sudden weight loss or gain (obesity),thyroid disorders, smoking, tumors of ovary and brain and hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS).

You should consult a gynecologist and get a physical examination done. You may need investigations like hormone profile, ultrasound uterus and CT head. Once the diagnosis is made, treatment can be planned.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.

For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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