The period is out? Reasons and tips


Your period is over and you have no explanation for it? Here you will learn the most common causes and when you should therefore consult the doctor.

Your period is over? That can be behind it

The female cycle is controlled by hormones – and the control is very susceptible to all kinds of disorders. If the period is absent (“amenorrhea”), there can be several reasons. The most common are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding (many nursing mothers have no menstruation at times)
  • Menopause 

If none of these obvious causes are responsible for the missing rule, there may be a menstrual disorder. This is triggered by both physical and emotional problems. Especially the influence of the psyche on physical processes is still often underestimated. For example, if a woman is under pressure, either professionally or privately, or if she is going through a period of mourning, this may be the result, among other things, of the absence of the period. Incidentally, menstrual disorders include inter- bleeding , a heavy menstrual period  and an irregular cycle .

What are the causes if the period does not occur?

The following reasons may still be responsible for the absence of the period:

  • Heavy stress or mental stress
  • Malnutrition or fasting diets
  • Anorexia / bulimia (puts a strain on the body in different ways)
  • Strong overweight / obesity
  • Mental complaints
  • Competitive sports with a high load on the body, often in combination with underweight
  • Brain diseases such as inflammation, tumors or injuries
  • PCO syndrome (“polycystic ovary syndrome” – in the ovaries increased cysts, ovulation precipitates or is irregular and increases the proportion of male sex hormones)
  • Discontinuation of the pill or the three-month syringe
  • Diseases of the sexual organs, z. B. the uterus
  • Thyroid disorders ( hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism)
  • Medicines, eg. As cortisone or cancer drugs
  • Other diseases like diabetes or chronic kidney failure

Primary and secondary amenorrhoea

There are two different forms of amenorrhea:

  • Primary amenorrhoea: Most girls get their period between the ages of 11 and 13 for the first time. But if this lasts until the age of sixteen, it is called a primary amenorrhea whose causes are often innate.
  • Secondary amenorrhea: Secondary amenorrhoea is the rule of failure during the course of life because the complex interaction of the female cycle is disturbed.

Disrupted hormone balance: When should I go to the gynecologist?

If menstruation stops only once, it’s not necessarily a cause for concern right away. However, a doctor’s visit is advisable for the following reasons:

  • Guess on pregnancy.
  • Period remains three consecutive times (while pregnancy is excluded).
  • The period lapses after the contraceptive has been discontinued.
  • There is no more bleeding since a new drug is used.
  • Period no longer comes after an operation.
  • There are other symptoms such as abdominal pain, chest pain or milky secretions from the chest.
  • First period did not occur until the age of 16.
  • Due to disturbances of the hormones it comes to “masculinization”, recognizable for example by more hair growth or a suddenly deeper voice.

Tips: How do I get a regular cycle?

Unless the period is not absent for pathological reasons, one can do a few things for the cycle to be regular. The following can help:

  • avoid stress
  • Pay attention to a balanced diet
  • Easy exercise – often three times every 30 minutes of tight walking per week is enough
  • Cycle calendar to detect irregularities