Amenorrhea, pronounced “a-men-or-re ah” means absent or no menstrual periods. If you haven’t had your period yet or you’ve missed a few periods, you’re probably wondering what’s going on with your body. Primary amenorrhea is the term used when you have never had a period. Secondary amenorrhea is a term used when you have had a period before, but then stop having them.
There are many possible causes of amenorrhea: