What causes amenorrhea? Once a woman experiences amenorrhea, her ovaries will decline and her body will gradually age, so it is necessary to delay the onset of amenorrhea. However, some women may experience amenorrhea earlier, so what is the reason for it? Below, the editor will introduce it to you.
Summer is coming, so you must be busy losing weight, right? Excessive exercise and amenorrhea will quietly stare at you.
After sending her 7-year-old son to her grandmother's house for elementary school, 34 year old Ms. Bai decided to restore her slender figure at the age of 20 and began running every morning before going to work. Soon, she fell in love with the "pleasure" brought by running and the comfort of taking a morning shower. Over the past few months, Ms. Bai's running time has increased from 20 minutes to 1 hour, and her running speed has also become faster and faster. Ms. Bai's figure has improved now, but she has also noticed that her menstrual cycle has decreased, usually with only spotted bleeding and even gone completely for several months. After two consecutive months without menstruation, she decided to go to the hospital to see a doctor.
The examination results show that her physical condition is very good, and her weight is 9 kilograms less than a year ago. But the doctor told her that such a large amount of exercise can lead to a decrease in estrogen in the body, slow down the growth of endometrial cells, reduce menstrual bleeding, and even amenorrhea. The doctor provided her with two options: firstly, it is necessary to reduce the amount of exercise to restore normal estrogen secretion and thus restore normal menstruation; Another option is to continue the current amount of exercise but must take estrogen. Ms. Bai does not want to take artificial estrogen and has decided to reduce her exercise to 4 times a week for 45 minutes each time. After 3 months, her menstrual cycle returned to normal.
What causes sudden amenorrhea
There are various reasons for female amenorrhea. So do you know any reasons that can cause menstruation to stop coming?
During menstruation, the femoral functional layer in the uterus falls off, and then begins to proliferate and repair from the basal layer. Under any circumstances, if the basal layer is damaged, the endometrium loses its ability to repair. Even if the ovarian function is normal, menstruation will not come. If the basal layer of the endometrium is damaged during artificial abortion surgery, it can cause amenorrhea, and the uterine cavity is not covered by the endometrium, leading to adhesion of the anterior and posterior walls. The damaged area of the basal layer of the endometrium varies, and the clinical manifestations also vary. If the basal layer is completely damaged and the anterior and posterior walls of the uterine cavity are completely adhered, the patient may have complete amenorrhea; If there is still some basal layer present, it is manifested as a decrease in menstrual flow; If the adhesions in the uterine cavity are close to the opening of the uterus, but there is still a healthy endometrium above the adhesions, it can cause menstrual abdominal pain, unclean menstrual blood, and even accumulation of blood in the official cavity due to obstructed menstrual blood flow; If the endometrium is not damaged and only the cervical canal is damaged, causing cervical canal adhesions, severe periodic lower abdominal pain can occur without menstruation.
The cause of damage to the basal layer of the endometrium is not only induced abortion, but also postpartum curettage, which can cause adhesions in the uterine cavity. Severe purulent endometritis and tuberculous endometritis can also cause damage to the basal layer of the endometrium, leading to amenorrhea.
Although there is no menstrual cycle after the destruction of the basal layer of the endometrium, the ovarian function is normal. If there are no other symptoms or fertility requirements, treatment may not be required. Tuberculous or purulent endometritis requires treatment for the primary disease, but often after treatment, the endometrium cannot be repaired and the menstrual cycle still persists.