Pediatric amenorrhea occurs when a female doesn’t have a menstrual cycle (period).
A young woman’s first menstrual cycle can begin anywhere from age 8 to 14. If it arrives late, or stops, the problem is diagnosed as amenorrhea.
There are a variety of reasons a female can have amenorrhea, including conditions that affect hormones or anatomy. Causes include:
There are two types of amenorrhea:
The main symptom of amenorrhea is a missing period. Other symptoms include: