The stay-at-home mum said she had no morning sickness or food cravings, never felt her daughter kick and put her absent periods
down to being on the pill.
The stay-at-home mum claims she had no morning sickness or food cravings, never felt her daughter kick and put her absent periods
down to being on the pill.
Symptoms usually start between the ages of 30 and 60 and include feeling tired all the time, weight loss, weakness, joint pain, erectile dysfunction and irregular or absent periods
. See your GP if you have a parent or sibling with haemochromatosis, even if you don't have symptoms yourself.
Infrequent, irregular or absent periods
are all common variations, many finding their periods particularly heavy when they do arrive.
Lifestyle changes and environmental factors such as shift work can disturb the menstrual cycle but absent periods
(amenorrhea), especially at the early age, should always be checked out.
Some of the early symptoms are absent periods
- that was my first symptom," says Thore.
"They also may have other symptoms, like irregular, heavy or absent periods
, acne, increased growth of hair on the face and arms, and loss of hair on the head," says Grassi.
EXCESSIVE HAIR EVERY woman has facial hair to some degree, but if this hair is excessive (known as hirsutism), most commonly affecting the upper lip/chin/sideburn area, it could be a sign of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder (meaning it concerns hormones) which leads to a variety of symptoms and can affect fertility - irregular or absent periods
are a key symptom.
If you're worried about heavy periods, endometriosis (other common symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen, pelvis or lower back, pain during and after sex, bleeding between periods) or PCOS (symptoms include irregular or absent periods
, excess body hair, thinning head hair and skin problems), see your GP.
The syndrome, previously called Stein-Leventhal Syndrome after the physicians who first characterized it in the 1930s, usually presents when a woman is in her 20s or 30s, with irregular or absent periods
. As the term polycystic ovary syndrome suggests, the syndrome often is accompanied by enlarged ovaries containing multiple small painless "cysts" or tiny follicles about 1/8 to 1/4 inch in diameter.
There is a condition known as polycystic ovaries that can cause weight changes, excessive hair growth and infrequent or absent periods
These can include irregular or absent periods
, irregular ovulation with reduced fertility, difficulty in becoming pregnant, recurrent miscarriages, unwanted body hair, oily skin, acne, and difficulty losing weight.